Friday, May 16, 2008

The chicks are here!

This morning I got a call at 6am from the post office letting us know that our chicks arrived. I waited until the girls woke up and then piled into the car at 7:20 to bring home our babies. We could here the chicks peeping when we walked in the door. I was imaging that they would be in a wooden crate for some reason, but they came in a cardboard box. We peeked at our peeps through the holes in their box.
We have 2 ducks and 17 chicks of various breeds. Some laying some meat. We'll see how close we bond, if our meat idea actually makes it to the table. Right now they are soooo cute we just love watching them! One already died, but it was just barely breathing when we brought it home. So we have already dealt with a funeral and the questions about if animals have spirits.
Below is a shot of the eager "mamas." Our dog was extremely interested. Just looking and sniffing. I asked a vet if she would have herding instincts to protect them since she has some of that background. She said, "Even a toy poodle will kill a chicken." So, that was enough for me - one chick funeral was enough for today...the dog's visits are supervised closely!
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