Because I figured I’d hijack the Random Thread too much over the next few days, I decided to start my own thread for my baby chicks. Just picked them up from the farm store where they were in a panic because the power went out. Keeping baby chicks in 90 degrees temps is imperative to their survival so they basically had the generators working not so much for the store but for the salvation of the chicks. Employees were actually taking customers down the isles with flashlights. Luckily I got there about 20 mins after the power went down, got my chicks, and raced home because the drive is 45 minutes for me. Hurrah for heated car seats!
I get them home and lo and behold the electric company has decided that they want to replace all of the old power poles in the neighborhood over the next two week…power outages can be expected. So I am working on back-up plans to keeping the chicks warm when/if that does happen. Right now they are under the heat lamp. There are 5 white brahmas and 5 easter eggers.
When full grown the Brahmas look like they have feathered pants while the Easter Eggers look like they have beards, and often lay eggs in various colors (although it’s only one egg color per chicken, and usually blue or green).
But for now…enjoy the chicklets!