There is a lot of excitement in our home these days, late last week we heard back from the farmer where we are getting our chicks and they will be coming home sometime the week of April 23.
As of this moment the chicken coop looks like this:
Yup, there is a whole lot of work to do. Lucky for us they won’t need the coop for the first five weeks, so we will be able to get it all done and prepared for our new little family members to move into.
Usually you receive day old chicks when you order them, but we will be receiving chicks that are a week old. Twelve fertilized eggs, are at this moment, part of a little education project for a kindergarten class not far from where we live. This is the third spring this teacher has taken eggs from the farmer and hatched them in the classroom, what a phenomenal lesson for the kids. The chicks hang around the classroom for a week and then he finds a home for them. This year that home will be ours.
The farmer emailed us last week wondering if we would be interested. The only issue, there would be twelve chicks instead of the six we were looking for, that is, if all twelve hatch successfully and survive. We talked about it and decided to go for it. It means a little change in plans for the coop we are building, it has to be a little bigger, but other than that, we are set.
So, I will keep you posted on the coop as we work away on it and you know as soon as our little chicks arrive, I will share pictures.
The chickens are coming!