The chicks have arrived!
Normally I get my chicks in April, around Easter, but it appears that there are more and more people who are raising backyard chickens these days so our orders have been backed up for the past two years. The feed store decided we have to order in February next year for April delivery.
The lady at the feed store asked Hubs if he knew how to
handle chicks and he, being a bit saucy, said,
"I have a way with chicks."
To which she replied,
"I'm sure you did.....once."
Hubs was raised with chicks. A new box of baby chicks arrived every spring since he was a child and the tradition continues. We used to raise chickens for butchering, but I quit that and now we just raise chicks to be laying hens for the eggs.
These two pictures are of a Leghorn chick.
This black & white one is a Barred Rock chick.
There are fifteen chicks in all.
I ordered three varieties:
Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and Auracana, but
I see there is a Leghorn amongst them.
I like Leghorns too, but I didn't order any this time.