The Felagund Family Flock Is Expanding!
Bobby and I drove out to Harford County this afternoon and picked up six three-week-old chicks, three Australorps and three New Hampshire Reds. We bought them from a guy named Tim
(not that Tim)
who raises chickens, mostly for fun. He had just about every breed imaginable, but the Australorps and New Hampshire Reds still as peeps, which was a requirement because, while we have the chicken coop, it is currently in pieces in the spare bedroom. Also, they will be big and ugly soon enough, so I wanted to enjoy at least a little bit of time with them as tiny, cute, soft babies. And they are so tiny, cute, and soft! Currently, the little gals are in a big box downstairs with a heat lamp. Bobby went down to turn off the fish tank light a minute ago, and they were all sound asleep in a row. I keep wanting to go look at them, but no, Dawn, let them sleep ... (besides that, if I looked at them, then I'd want to touch them, then I'd want to pick them up, and then the poor critters would suffer from lack of sleep).
There will be picspam soon. :)