Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Meet the Chicks (Part 2)

Welcome to the second installment of Meet the Chicks. If you missed the first post with our chicks, you can find it here. Our little farm is full of little chirping goodness this year. Many of these chicks were sent by my sister-in-law, all the way from Idaho. Picking them up from the post office was a lot of fun and made for a lot of smiles from everyone. There was a little boy in line that was amazed as I carried the peeping box away from the counter. I let him peek in the holes so that he could see there really were live birds in there. Squirt was with me to pick them up. It was also right after story and craft time at the local library, which is why he is sporting such an amazing hat.

We had taken a few out before I thought to get a picture, but you get the idea of what a box of shipped chicks looks like. 
These are our turkeys. We have a few different varieties, and it should be interesting to see how they feather out. There is one meanie who has been biting the others....that one may end up Thanksgiving dinner.



Princess's turkey, Marshmallow.
 I believe these cuties are Blue Orpingtons. They are Orpingtons, but I am not sure about the color. Their feathers are starting to come in really nicely and I am excited to see them as adults.




These are Bantam Cochins. Bantams are smaller size chickens, so these little ones will always be fairly small. They are actually a breed that loves affection. They also go broody more often than other breeds, so some people do use them to raise up babies of other breeds as well.




The last variety of birds I have to show you today are Lavender Orpingtons. These are from eggs that were shipped to us and hatched in our incubator. Brady is really excited about these guys since they are a rare breed. We  would like to be able to provide more people with these awesome chickens. They are starting to go through their awkward stage, but should be really gorgeous when they feather out completely. Some of these guys are the chicks I used in my Easter picture.




And that is all for now, although not the end of our chicks for this year. We are currently waiting on a few more to hatch.