Thursday, April 30, 2009

Special Delivery! The Baby Chicks Have Arrived

Our new baby chicks have arrived - delivered right through the USPS! I got an early morning call that the chicks were at the post office waiting to be picked up. Here's a picture of the box before I opened them up:

Cute fuzzy babies, all 25 of them.

We ordered 10 Buff Orpingtons, 10 Barred Rocks (black chicks) and 5 New Hampshire Reds. It's been a few years since we've had chickens, so we are uber excited!

I will post pics as they grow - they grow very quickly, and before you know it, we'll have lovely brown eggs to enjoy.


  1. That's amazing - and sort of funny - to be getting baby chicks right through the mail...poor things!

    Do you have a rooster? Won't you need a rooster? I always thought you needed a rooster to get the chickens to want to lay eggs...but it's been a long, long time since I dealt with chickens. I was just a kid in Germany and all I know is that we had 2 roosters. A nice one and a mean one that ended up as sunday dinner!