|New life at the Ranch!|
Got the call about 11:00 that our chicks had arrived at the Elgin post office and they were--ahem--ready to have them picked up.
Ranch Camp with Denise's blessing. Matt's our main Chicken Wrangler and has helped engineer this segment of Operation Independence.
Right now our little friends have a lot of growing to do, but we look forward to the day they will provide major assistance with grasshopper control and give us yummy eggs each morning.
Two of them have names. Their names are Clara and Ray, because Heidi Clara and Gary Ray Holliday, parents of Rancher Christopher, bid on and won naming rights to the Founding Flock hen and rooster. We don't, of course, yet know which ones are Clara and Ray, but they're in there.
|Proud of our brood!|
They're about two days old, and I don't think they'd eaten until they arrived, but the moment we let them out of the box a gigantic grasshopper leaped through the wire and they were after him immediately. I guess they got him eventually because when I came back to check on them later there was no sign of the grasshopper.
|Casey & Matt check the chicks|
When the Ranchers got off work at 3:00 they started coming by to see the new additions. Alaina said she wanted to name all the boys Tim and all the girls Faith, which was fine I told her except for Clara and Ray.
Tomorrow the Garden Team will begin caring for them.
As you may can tell, I'm nuts about chickens and for me this is a very happy day. Stay tuned to watch our flock grow and thrive!