we have eleven chicks in a box in our basement.
they peep all day and all night.
the kids come home from school and go straight to the chicks.
partly because i told them they have to so their chicks will be completely people friendly but also because they really like to play with them.
the littler ones are a different breed that will be small chickens even when they are grown.
they will be about half the size of a full grown chicken... very easy for kids to hold. :)
and they will have fluffy feathery legs!
i honestly can't remember the breeds we have.
i am so forgetful.
i know there are a few buff orpingtons and that is about all i can recall.
we have two dark chicks with chocolate brown heads.
and two dark chicks with black heads.
they are getting really loud too.
their peeps are much louder as they grow. it's pretty cute.
waffle is used to it now and leaves them alone... mostly.
watching them jump around and try to fly is so funny!
this brown chick is the one i claimed for myself.
her name is Pan Fry.
because she is a "pan fry chicken".
we had picked her out and later we were told she was a meat chicken.
we were not quite sure what that meant...i understood the MEAT part but didn't know if that was a sure thing.
there are chickens that are raised for eggs and chickens that are raised for meat.
supposedly.. she will have to be eaten but i am hoping that since she was the only brown one in with all yellows that maybe she was put there by mistake.
i am hoping she is an egg chicken.
she is super cute... and i don't want to eat her.
(please be chill and don't freak out in the comment section about this ok? people have eaten chickens everyday since the beginning of time. it is all going to be alright.)
a human chicken corral was made.
we let them loose in our garden area that is fenced with chicken wire to keep the dogs out.
they LOVED it.
one of them got a worm and it grabbed it and started running really fast and the others chased it all around.
it was hillarious.
because you could tell it was all instict.
they have never seen a worm?! they didn't know what that was!
but they knew to grab it and run.
and then they pecked at it for awhile all together.
we laughed a lot.
enjoy a few seconds of the sounds of our chicks in the leafy garden.
i think we are going to love having these ladies around.