This past Wednesday we picked up a package from the Post Office. It was the noisiest mail I’ve ever received– it was peeping and bipping and bumping. We opened it up to find 6 lively little fluff balls. Our chicks!! I’ve wanted chickens for a very long time. Eggs are my favorite food– the little poster that was made when I was the “spotlight” in first grade even says so. I really tried to find a home in Colorado that we could have chickens at, but it just didn’t work out. Now, here in Virginia, we have our own house with lots of land– and now we have chickens!
Well, they will be chickens someday. Right now they are the cutest, funniest little things ever. We got 6 and ordered them from www.mypetchicken.com so we could pick a variety of breeds. Brenna’s is a Silkie Bantam named Gilbird, Jonah’s a Easter Egger Bantam named Hunca-munca, Logan’s a Plymoth Barred Rock named Austra, Ian’s a Blue Ameraucana named cupcake, Hunter named his Buff Orpington Chubbles before she even arrived, and Eva’s (and mine and Barry’s) a Rhode Island Red named Henrietta.
It is amazing how fast they grow and change. Even in just the few days we’ve had them they’ve sprouted wing feathers and grown longer legs and necks. Some are even pushing out tail feathers.
It has been unanimously decreed that chick-i-vision is much better than TV or even Minecraft on iPods We’re all having fun with these chick days. I’m sure eventually the novelty will wear off, but for now we’re soaking it up.