This was taken when they were only 3 days old on Friday.
On day two we lost one of the Rhode Island Reds. :(
Color me sad, but we were warned this could happen so we did order two more then we really wanted.
But now I don't want to lose anymore.
This was taken Monday night. They are growing and even the one Rhode Island red is getting redder and the Red sex link getting yellower.
The Barred Rocks have the white dot on their heads.
That is the Red Sex link in the corner. They seem to be strong now.
Annie loves to watch them. I had to take one of the black ones out to cut off some poo that had built up on its butt and so I let her smell it to show her it was alright. She smelt it and then went back to counting heads in the box. She is such a worrier.
This is how we keep them usually and with the door shut because of our cat.
But if Annie hears them peeping to loudly she runs to get me to let her in to make sure they are alright.
Boggles my mind.
Of course I have to do a journal on them so I can remember the whole process
of raising them. This shows what they are and what they will look like.. At least I hope they will look something like this. :) Time will tell.
The books all say that keeping Chickens doesnt cost that much.
They are only about four bucks each to buy ..
Its the REST that costs
We still have to build a Chicken coop but we are checking out everyone's ideas and making plans at the moment. We do have a couple months before they need the coop. We do have half the wood and stuff we need for it. but we do have a nice big dog cage that we can put them in when they out grow the bin that we lent Jill for her Chicks and her Ducks.
Life is Good.
Happy Animal Wednesday
I might share this with Paint Partly Friday too.
Unless I get some more journaling done.
I am having to much fun watching these little Gals.