Wednesday, April 21, 2010

the day I have been waiting for

April 21 - the day-old chicks arrive as scheduled at Adams Sport Mart.  250 Rhode Island Reds + Barred Rocks; supposedly all pullets.

My neighbor Edna assists me in selecting 3 of each; Virginia law requires a minimum 6 chick purchase.

Edna advised picking from those that were actively eating and drinking, demonstrating excellent survival skills from the get-go.

Chick heat lamps are red to prevent eye damage while keeping the creatures in creature comforts.

Here are some of the girls in their new home.

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