Quick stop at the house to see how things are going with the chickens, the garden and with Kim.
Here is our brooder set up. It is Bruno's old kennel. And a warning; when Kim and I walked into the spare bedroom one of the chicks was missing. The bottom has too large of openings and it had gotten out. Not a huge deal since Kim keeps the bedroom door shut but we'll probably have to line it.
Here are all three. We've decided on names.
The Barred Plymouth Rock on the left will be Tootsie, the Wyandotte in the middle is now Jelly Bean and the Araucana on the right is Ginger.
(I'm sure everyone's been waiting with baited breath for that info.)
Anyway, I cleaned Tootsie's little butt off today, I was afraid she was pasting up.
("REAR END "PASTING UP": Sometimes the stress of shipping causes the manure to stick to the back of the chick. It is important to remove this daily. Pull off gently. Or better yet, wash off with a cloth and warm water. It will disappear in a few days as the chick starts to grow. Make sure the chicks have access to water at all times."
from Strombergs Chickens)
Although our chicks didn't ship from anyplace this is still a condition to monitor.
Some sleepy little chicks.
Kim said Chelsea has been very interested in the chicks but not aggressive. Well, she changed her tune when I was here. Seems she's trying to say, "Look what Dad's gone and brought home while you were gone! Just look at this!"
She'll have to adjust.