It has been two months since I lost most of my chickens and my duck Puddles to the fox attack. I still miss them every day. I can't believe how much I looked forward every morning to letting them out of the coop and saying good morning.
Happily tho, I received my batch of a dozen chicks this past Wednesday. So now besides a nine-week old puppy, we have 12 chicks living in our laundry room in a plastic storage bin !
This is Samantha. She is an Australorp and will be glossy black, like my hen Charlotte, and lay pinkish eggs.
Here they are right after I got them. There are some Americaunas that lay blue/green eggs, Australorps that lay pink, Buffs that lay brown and Cuckoo Marans that lay chocolate brown.
This is Grace, the yellow Buff, Samantha and an as-of-yet unnamed Cuckoo Marans in the foreground.
Grace, named in honor of my favorite Buff hen Gracie who we lost in December.
I will keep posting photos as the chicks get bigger. They will be inside for about 5 weeks and then it should be warm enough for them to spend days outside.
In April I will be getting some Rouen ducks and some Salmon Faverolles and Blue Cochin chicks.