Chris got up early today and I’m not sure if it was our son Henry who woke him up or if it was the anticipation of two hundred warm, yellow fuzz balls scheduled to arrive today. The phone rang at around 6:30 am, it was the post office calling to let us know that the chicks had arrived. Chris hurriedly dressed, grabbed the keys and headed out the door.
Chris came back with three chirping boxes and gently carried them to the new brooder. The chicks were immediately happy to put their feet onto the soft shavings and to soak up the heat from the hot heat lamp. They all looked surprisingly alert despite their long travels! When we go to feed and and water the chicks they run under the hood like a big fluffy, yellow wave. They slowly start to peek their heads out, realizing that we are not predators but bearers of food!