Little Peeps

Here are some pictures of our girls when they were chicks. We got them when they were three days old. You can buy chicks “sexed” or “straight run”. When you buy them sexed, there is a 90% chance that they will be females- yep, they can tell that early. Out of our six chicks, five turned out to be hens. Freddy, our little cockerel, looked very roosterish from very early on. So, I named him Euphegenia after the Robin Williams character in Mrs. Doubtfire. Dude looked like a lady (thanks, Aerosmith). I digress. The chicks were so cute and sweet- lots and lots of peeping. The cute, little phase is brief with chicks- they get big very quickly. While chicks are a fair amount of work, they’re also very sweet. The children spent hours holding them. So magical. My son held Henny Penny every chance he got, and she’s still the tamest of our hens.

2 Responses to “Little Peeps”

  1. poelcat April 27, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    Very cool. Thanks for blogging about all the things you guys are doing and learning.

    Could you post some article or maybe a video or two about how you got started with all this and what it looks like to maintain on a consistent basis? I know that would be of interest to some people I know.

  2. robinjohnsonsimpson April 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Hey Poelcat- Are you pushing me to the next level? Thanks for your support, friend!

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