Our New “Babies” Are Here!

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I’ll let the pictures mostly speak.

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Our baby chicks (and one baby rooster … see him in the pic below with the white spot on his head)

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… are here. And I am in a little bit of shock. What was I thinking???

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I will say I got some Momma points when I fashioned a brooder from the two large boxes the Prez had brought home.

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The expert at our local 4H office, where we picked up our “babies” today, told me our box was too deep and we needed a brooder about 4 times that size … so when we came home I started cutting the top half off of each of the two boxes and taping and cutting sides … and before long we had a brooder 4 times larger and half as deep. 🙂

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Mo was doubtful but quite impressed once I finished. Curly gladly loaned me his very sharp pocket knife and helped with the cutting too.

The pics include only Li’l Miss because I was too in shock at first to worry with the camera, and by the time I headed back to the shop with it Li’l Miss was the only one still interested except Mo.

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But he was back at Grammy and Papa’s house working on “The Chicken Mansion.”

To Be Continued … hopefully …

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6 thoughts on “Our New “Babies” Are Here!

  1. Wow, Leslie! I am SO impressed…all of those babies! You’ve been home with Sallie only a montha nd a half…..and it took me three weeks just to get back to my blog! Hmmph! I think it’s b/c you have youth on your side!!!!!

  2. Phew…. finally IN!!!! Slight technical difficulties but I realized that I kept putting in my username wrong. I had to make up a new one cause someone else has my name!! Well would you believe that?!!!!! Anyway, now I can catch up……..

    looks like you have some sweet new friends to take care of 🙂 so very sweet.

    Thanks for the invite btw!!

  3. Susie and Pam, ha, ha! We’ve been home 2 months … so I have had a bit more time to adjust, but I fly by the seat of my pants on dinner anymore and laundry??? Oh.MY.Word. It is never done … and rarely a day w/out some pile of it waiting to be folded.

    Don’t even be awed …. if you could see my house … you would say “oh, OK, she is normal.” 😉

  4. Leslie, I’ve been secretly thinking for months now I would like to have a couple, three chickens, BUT 25. Oh my land!!! My two guys would have my living in the chicken house with just 2 or 3. Luckily the two of them like dogs & cats. LOL
    Keep telling you we definitely need to be neighbors!! 🙂
    Barbara

  5. Oh my! Now you have a house full! My sister just got chicks– her first– as well. I’m loving the chick pictures and so glad I can enjoy this through the two of you rather than personally. ;^) (to be fair here– I have a child with an allergy to chickens so this is one adventure I really need to enjoy through others)

    Can’t wait to see the finished mansion!

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