Last week, a day we had anticipated for several months finally came. Our post office called to say that our mail order chicks had arrived! We were waiting at the door when the post office opened. We could hear their sweet little cheeps before we even saw the box. The looks on the girls' faces was priceless.
We've had a few days to get to know each other. Our mudroom has been taken over by chick paraphernalia. I no longer have sleepy girls climbing into my bed when they first wake up. Instead, I hear soft footsteps bounding down the stairs to greet their chicks a good morning.
We have 11 of these new little ladies in our life. Unfortunately, one still seems to be a bit under the weather. For now, she's separated from the rest while we give her some special attention.
Grace is especially smitten with the chicks. She loves feeding them by hand, holding them, reading books to them, and drawing pictures for them.
Madeline likes the chicks, but would really be happy just to look at them and not touch. She agreed to this photo if "the creepy claw feet wouldn't touch her."
They've definitely been a learning experience for us all. I've got way more up close and personal with these chicks than I ever imagined I would.
Our chicks are Easter Eggers, so we have a mix of different shades of brown and one little yellow gal. It will be interesting to see if their color now corresponds to their feather color as adults.
Lily is still a little unsure. She likes them, but they scare her a little when they run or start flapping their wings.
Guess what you'll be seeing soon on the blog? That's right. The makings of a chicken coop. These ladies grow FAST, but we have a few weeks until they're ready to be outside in the coop on their own. Time to turn that pile of wood into a cute coop!