Introducing Baby Chicks

Today was finally the day when we brought home our baby chicks! After work I picked them up at the feed store. I also picked up my neighbors chicks. They were very noisy on the way home, not appreciating the change of scene and the car ride home. Ordering with my neighbors allowed me to get only 4, even though the minimum order is 8. It was advantageous for both of us because they’re away this weekend, so here are the 10 baby chicks I’m chick-sitting. They got Leghorns (yellow chicks), Buff Orpingtons (orange chicks), and Barred Plymouth Rocks (black chicks).

Now that they are settled in, things are quieter with pleasant peeps and only the occasional squawk when someone tries to eat someone else’s toe.

Here are my four chicks. Each one is a different variety. We’ve enjoyed watching them and handling them all evening.

I decided to name them after herbs. Parsley is a Barred Plymouth Rock. She’s so black its hard to photograph.

Sage is a Buff Orpington. She has a small black streak at the top of her head.

Rosemary is an Araucana. She is stripped like a badger with a rusty red brown in the middle of her back ending in a dark triangle on her head. We’re not sure what color she’ll end up

Thyme is a Silver-Lined Wyandotte. She has stripes down her back like Rosemary, but only in black and white. She seems to be the most mellow of the bunch and is sleeping a lot. But it is only the first day.

That’s all the photos for now. More to come later I’m sure.

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10 Responses to Introducing Baby Chicks

  1. Marcia says:

    How cute and you named them to boot!

  2. GrafixMuse says:

    Oh my! They are absolutely darling!

  3. Robin says:

    Oh congratulations on your new babies!! They are adorable! It will be fun watching them grow! Make sure you post updates and pics!!

  4. Elena says:

    This is now E’s favorite website! So cute!

  5. Wilderness says:

    Love the chicks. Now the fun begins. Used to hatch them ourselves and the kids loved it but they out grow the box in the dining room fast and have to move outside.

  6. Katrina says:

    Ohhhh….I was tempted yesterday to pick up MORE chicks. They are just sooo cute! I <3 chicks. Your's are adorable. :)

  7. meemsnyc says:

    Oh my gosh. Can they be any cuter?

  8. Emily says:

    It’s amazing how fast they are changing! Wing feathers are showing today and they’re running and jumping across the brooder box.

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