They arrived!

6:45 a.m. this morning I got a call from Mona at the post office, my chicks were there! I went right up and got them! For now I have them in a tub in the crate. They just seemed to small to put in that big crate :O).
They were all perky and moving around. 
I wound up putting a space heater in our garage and then the heat lamp on them. A cool front moved in last evening. Our garage is insulated as are the doors so it stays pretty nice in there all the time, but still to the chicks  I am sure it was cool. So I warmed it up with the space heater. The heat lamp will keep them warm as well. 
They are eating and drinking and chirping away.
Keeper wasn't sure what to make of them, he cried.  LOL he wants to stay out there with them but he wants me to stay out there too! So if I come in the house he does too but then he cries to go back out with the chicks. LOL. I told him look fella you can stay out and guard your chicks but I can't stay out there all day too.
In a couple days I will half the crate and put them in half of the crate. I am going to put cardboard around the bottom few inches as was suggested to me as well. :O). 





What are they Mom? In all my 12 months of life I have never seen anything like them! :O)





11 comments:

LindaG said...

Congratulations! Good luck with them. Look forward to your updates. :o)

TexWisGirl said...

YAY! glad you got a call rather than a card! yippee! be warm and snuggle in, little ones!

Patty Woodland said...

peep peep peep
You know about pasty butt, right?

I got a new laundry basket from Lehman's. It was, sadly a disappointment. The first thing we bought from them that was. It was much smaller than described and the most awful orange color instead of the pretty wickery color shown.

Sandy said...

Fantastic, I'm happy for you!!!
In the future, you'll have eggs and chicken for the refrigerator.

Kev Alviti said...

Having new chicks is the best! All that cheeping, I love it!

MilkMaid09 said...

Hey there! It's been awhile, I know. Congrats on the chickies! I just LOVE getting new chickies! Mine won't come 'till next spring. Have fun!

DFW said...

Congratulations! Jealous though. So glad Keeper likes them!

1st Man said...

Awesome! And totally jealous here too. Someday, someday! Keep us updated.

Terry said...

Oh, congratulations! This will be so much fun.
Keeper is such a sweetheart.

Love Of Quilts said...

Congratulations! You'll enjoy these.

Carla said...

Congrats. Wonder what Keeper will do when they peck him on the nose? ;o)