I don’t know why I struggle so much with writing these blog posts… I think it’s because I always believe I don’t have anything valuable to say, so if you were wondering why my posts are so sporadic, that’s why. 🙂
Unless y’all have been living under a rock, you know right now we are in the middle of a pandemic. And, what better way to battle the depressing effects of a pandemic and social distancing then with adorable, peeping, fuzzy baby chicks!
On March 7, my husband and I adopted 3 adorable baby chicks from Chicken Ridge Farm in Alexandria – 1 lavender Maran and 2 Blue Buff Columbian Orpingtons. We have 2 adult Buff Orpingtons that have super sweet dispositions and continually keep us in stitches. They are lovingly referred to as the “golden girls”, Rose and Blanche.
If you’re new to chickens, I would highly suggest the Buff Orpington breed. Another post will follow detailing more about this sweet, lovable, multipurpose breed.
We began feeding New Country Organics Soy-Free, Corn-Free Starter Feed upon getting them home. Bart, our orange tabby cat immediately decided to take on the role of babysitter:
One of the incredible joys of raising baby chicks is watching them grow up and change. It starts with their wings within the first 3 days and then 6.5 weeks later, their cute baby fuzz is falling out and they have little prickly new feathers all over.
We started out with them in a large heavy-duty black tote with a grate and heat lamp covering it. Then, a couple weeks ago, we moved them to a large metal dog kennel where they will be until they move outside to be introduced to our other older laying hens.
Well, that’s all for now guys! I’ll keep you all posted on how these kiddos are doing!
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?