Friday, June 3, 2011

The Chicks Arrived!

I got the call from the post office this morning that the chicks have arrived.  The sound of that many chicks peeping all at once was almost deafening!

I opened the box and how cute is that!?!

I dip the beak of each chick into the water and they very quickly figured out on their own how to drink and they were very, very thirsty!  They tilt their heads back like that when they take a drink. 

 This is their new home.  The red light is a heat lamp that keeps them warm and I've found that a kiddy pool - with no corners - keeps them from piling up on, and suffocating, each other.  They'll be in this one pool for a few days, but they'll grow fast and I'll very quickly be splitting them up between two pools.

It didn't take long for them to find their food!

Although the chicks had a nice warm spot under the lamp, a lot of them chose to bask in the warm sunlight coming in through the window. 

And because they're babies, and had a long and difficult journey, they soon began to fall asleep.

Now, I'm pleased to introduce a new "Pants On The Ground" baby.  When our beloved "Pants On The Ground" rooster was killed by a hawk (see here) I decided to add two roosters of his breed - Standard Partridge Cochins - to my order.  See the feathers on his legs?

This little guy has some big... umm... Pants to fill!

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  1. How adorable!! And I take it all of them made the trip alright? Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Three chicks didn't make the trip, but the rest of them are thriving!

  3. That is so great! They are adorable! :)

  4. Oh my. Look at the babies! Where did you get them?

  5. They came from Ideal Poultry. I've had good luck and good customer service with them.

  6. There is nothing cuter than chicks...I'm completely convinced. You've got quite a few of 'em! :-) Have fun!