Yes, it's officially Spring now! The chicks have arrived. The post office called at 6 am to politely request that I come pick up the chicks.....ASAP!
(Sorry about the blurry picture. As you might imagine, it is impossible to take a non-blurry picture of 25+ moving, chirping chicks.) It is 25+ chicks because Murray McMurray Hatchery requires that you order a minimum of 25, and then, bless their hearts, they throw in a few "bonus" chicks. Part of this little flock will go to live with a friend. We combined our orders to meet the minimum, as neither of us needed 25 for ourselves. My portion includes more Araucanas, Black Australorps, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Partridge Rocks, Cuckoo Marans (chocolate colored eggs!), Red Stars and, just for fun, a few Bantam Golden Laced Cochins. Which all adds up to much more than I needed, but they all looked so pretty in the catalog and the descriptions of their personalities made them irresistible. I couldn't help myself! We haven't had new chicks in many years, so it will be fun to watch these little ones grow. And I do mean little! Some of these babies are not even as big as a golf ball. Stay tuned for progress reports.