We now have 26 chickens – I received the new babies today! They were replacements for the dead chicks we received in March. The ten we received today are all alive and doing well. Luckily it was a lot warmer this time for their travel, although we did get an inch of snow this morning. A couple of the chicks were a tiny bit sluggish this morning but are now eating and drinking ok, and running around with everyone else.
Here are the new chicks:
I made a brooder box for them out of 3 cardboard boxes that I taped together – smaller than the last brooder, so it will be a lot easier to deal with and to disassemble when they go outside.
They’re all doing great so far.
* Update 4/24 – The two chicks that had been sluggish when we first got them died. The little yellow one (2nd single-chick picture, above) was gone by Thursday morning, and then the little Polish chick (the top-knot chick, first single-chick picture above) died Thursday afternoon. I wish I knew what happened, but I think sometimes there is something internal that just doesn’t form correctly. Everyone else is doing well as of tonight (Friday).