We announced awhile back that we decided to add to our chicken flock, but there was a little wait.
Well, our day-old sweet new baby chicks just arrived!
There are few things sweeter than opening a box of brand new baby chicks! If you opened the box with us via video on our Facebook Page, (<– watch here), you know just what we mean! We’ve been so excited to get them, and we’re loving having them here.
Most of them still have their little egg-tooth too, and well, we’re all smitten with every one of them, already.
So today we are going to just briefly share with you their photos, names, breeds, and egg colors!
And also, what they will look like, for the most part, when they are all-grown-up!
A Word on Naming Them
You may know that for our first-chicks-ever (one-day-old chicks we received just like this, in 2014), the name-theme we were running with was towns we had personal ties to. When we allowed those chickens to have offspring with our rooster the following spring, we went with names of personally-relevant streets in those towns. (From the coinciding towns, of course.)
This time, with this order of sweet chicks, we have no consistent theme for names! So, don’t expect that. We’ve got a couple of spices, a couple of shrub/trees, and one more street! We roll unpredictably like that.
And God-willing there will be NO boys/roosters! We did order to have them vent-sexed, to be sure (ha haha!) we get females again. But ummm, well, last time (our first order), there were 2 out of 8 mis-sexed chicks. (We kept 1, even though we never intended to have a rooster. We did love our time with Weymouth.) And then when their offspring were born, 5 hatched, and 3 were boys/roosters! We kid you freakin’-not. So, we’ve had our share of finding homes for roosters.
We are counting on having ALL GIRLS with these chicks! Please, Lord.
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Alright, are you ready to meet the new chicks, one by one?
Juniper is a Blue Easter Egger. Isn’t she just a doll?! She is expected to lay blue or green eggs. We can’t wait to see her eggs! Because whatever color the first egg is, is what that Easter Egger will always lay. I’m sure we’ll show the first egg on our Facebook Page and or our InstaGram. So yeah, follow us theres. (Typo on purpose.)