Chicks in the house!

Seriously. They are in our kitchen. 🙂

Chicks!
(Coen and Fluffy)

Coen and I have been researching the fundamentals of chicken raising for the last few weeks and we finally got our little chicken nester all set up this weekend. I promised him yesterday that we would go get our chicks today (without seeing if our local feed store was open on a Sunday…I hate when I do that!) so we ventured to the outskirts of town to a cute little farm to get our chicks. Actually this worked in our favor because Cory, the farmer, spent a good deal of time with us showing us around and answering our many questions.

We ended up buying three chicks (Dave was a nay-sayer and thus he didn’t get one). Coen’s is an Orpington named Fluffy, Blake’s is a Rhode Island Red, yet-to-be named…and mine is a Wyandotte named Opal. He he!

It’s only been a few hours, but the boys are in love…so far Fluffy is the nicest…and mine is the laziest! Weird chick fact…they sleep splayed out on the floor with their necks stretched out, like they are dead or dying. But I read that’s just how they sleep!

I had to get at least one shot of them tonight…but there are many more to come!

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  1. #1 by Jill on June 27, 2011 - 1:28 pm

    Oh, how FUN!!! I can’t wait to hear more stories.

  2. #2 by Amber on June 27, 2011 - 3:38 pm

    We have chickens in our neighborhood. Rooster cock-a-doodle-dooing and all. Just curious, when it gets freezing cold in the winter..will they snuggle up in the house?

    • #3 by Kirsten Geyer on June 27, 2011 - 7:21 pm

      They are all cold hardy birds…so they will just stay outside and snuggle together in their coop!

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