Friday, January 30, 2015

The chicks have landed...and another student of the month!

We had a pretty fun day today! First Lily got totally surprised when she was announced as Student Of The Month, 2 kids in 4 months...come on Xander :)

This month was recognition for "self control". Poor Bug has had a hard time since her BFF Kalaya moved away, but I guess she has been holding it together at school. Her teacher says she has seen Lily start to get sad or get cranky and then she calms herself down and does what she is supposed to. I'm glad, because she has been a total pill at home LOL.

Jericho was really happy for his big sister...he ran up and gave her a big hug :)

Way to go Lily are a rock star!

Momma is super proud...hope this doesn't put too much pressure on Xan Man LOL.

Dad was so happy to be able to make it this morning, he was stuck working when Hayden got her award.

Grandma made the drive out too, Lily was so excited to see her too.

The next stop on the fun train...the feed store to pick up some of our baby chicks! They weren't supposed to be in until tomorrow, so it was an unexpected surprise.

They had like 5 or 6 different breeds in these two little brooders...I had 4 specific chicks I was looking for, but with them all jammed together it took a few minutes to pick out the right ones.

Here they are, 4 of our 6 little ladies. From left to right we have

"Mulan" she is a Silver Laced Wyandotte...she will lay brown eggs.
Next is "Anna" a Barnevelder...she should lay dark brown almost chocolate eggs.
Then there is "Belle" she is an Easter Egger...hopefully she will lay blue or green eggs.
The last one in there is "Jasmine", she is a Barred Plymouth Rock and will also lay brown eggs.

Yes, the kids decided to name our chicks after Disney Princesses...Elsa and Ariel should be joining us soon.

They are little bitty's, but they will grow so amazingly fast...they were just hatched on 1/27 and already some of their baby fuzz on their wings is starting to be replaced with pin feathers.

They got home and crashed out for a nap. They seem to be doing really well, chicks are pretty fragile...I hope we don't lose any, the kiddos will be crushed. I feel like a brand new nervous Momma all over again LOL.

Our little makeshift brooder, the kiddos can not get enough of watching these little babies.

OJ also seems to be quite interested...good thing he has no claws and no real interest in killing anything.

Someone was getting super jealous LOL.

Belle our cute little Easter Egger, they told me she is an Ameracuana but I am pretty sure she is not. EE's are half Ameracuana half something else, they sometimes have a cute little "beard" and lay blue eggs like Ameracuana's but they are a mutt. Belle does have the little beard, so hopefully she will lay blue eggs too!

The gray bellied one over there is Mulan.

Jasmine watching over Anna.

Jasmine is starting to get her little comb (thing on the top of her head). Some breeds have large combs, some have small pea combs, some only the males have combs...chickens are all so different. She better be a she...chick sexing is only about 90%, sometimes boys do get mixed in with the girls. Fingers crossed we don't have a "Charming" in here LOL.

These babies grow and change so fast...stay tuned for lots of pictures ;)

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Aw! We had hundreds of chickens growing up! Make sure you wash your hands really well after handling the chicks-- even living chickens can carry and pass salmonella :)

Kit is getting so big! Love seeing her grow up.