The baby spring chicks have arrived safe and sound at our house. We just went to the feed store and picked up the baby chicks. They are so cute and fuzzy. They were kind of cold and chirping really loudly when we got them. Once they were home in the box with the heat lamp they quieted down. We introduced them to the water and food and they seem to be content. The New Hampshire one is yellow, the Rhode Island Red is…red, and the Americana is striped. Here are a few fun pictures.
Did that post title catch your attention? I was updating my facebook page the other day about the baby chicks that we will be getting this week. I said that I had to test the heat lamp in the box to make sure it got hot enough (around 95 degrees F) but not too hot. Britton responded, “Hear that? Hot chicks in Greeley at our house!” Well the hot chicks -er- baby chickens haven’t arrived in Greeley… yet. I just called the feed store where we pre-paid for them ($6 for 3 chicks), they are now expecting them tomorrow. We ordered a Rhode Island Red, a New Hampshire, and an Americana. They are brown egg layers except the Americana which lays green and blue eggs.
We have started preparing for the chicks. It is kind of like getting a nursery ready for a baby. This is a list of the materials we had to get just for three little squeakers so far.
A heat lamp with clamp
A red heating light bulb
Pine shavings or other litter
Baby chick food
Britton has also almost finished building the chicken coop AKA the chickens’ summer house. Since we had that big blizzard the other day, we haven’t moved it out to the backyard yet though. I think it’s looking good!