Our three chicks have arrived. Actually we picked them up today from Dunlap Nursery in Caldwell. Aren't they gorgeous? Why are baby chicks so darn cute?
We have an Araucana, a Barred Plymouth Rock and a Silver Laced Wyandotte.
So far the Araucana seems to be vying for the top chick position. She is the largest so that may make a difference.
The next largest chick is the Barred Plymouth Rock. At least I think that's what she is. The employee at Dunlap's pointed out the breeds very quickly. So I'm thinking this one is the Rock.
That leaves the Wyandotte as the smallest chick.
I'm so excited. They're so darn cute. Our brooder is set up and ready to go with water, feed and temp up to 95 degrees. With a nice soft sheet for their first night.
Only I won't get to watch them.
OK. Not really grandchildren at all. (Don't want to offend actual grandparents and grandchildren.)
But, so far, these two are the closest I come to having grandchildren.
I'm babysitting my son's dogs for a few days. At his house.
Yeah, it's a bachelor's house alright. Opposite side of town from our house. Seemed easier for me to come out here than to bring the dogs to our house so they could terrorize Chelsea, Ebby, the garden, the koi, the chicks.
I think you get the picture.
Here's what I'm dealing with.
Yeah, Scarface and Bruno. It's gonna be a lotta fun.