|Little hands holding a Rhode Island Red|
|Will is elated!!! He is my chicken whisperer, he loves his girls!|
The kids were elated. We brought home four different breeds, three of each. Ameraucanas, Black Sex Links, Golden Sex Links, and Rhode Island Reds.
|Golden Sex Links|
|Black Sex Link|
Chicks are extremely delicate and it takes very little to kill them. We had one fall asleep over the waterer, as she slept, her head fell down, and she drowned in the water. We have had a few that were very small simply not thrive and die. It is pretty devastating to lose a chick, especially for kids, so the first week or two are spent with great diligence hovering over your peeps! One other tip, when buying chicks, make sure that you are buying pullets (hens) and not a straight run (hens and roosters), your neighbors will like the idea of chickens a bit better if the chickens don't wake them up every morning at 4:30. Also, make sure you are zoned for chickens before you buy, it's a terrible thing to have the city take away your pets, or your neighbors angry because you violated covenants.
|Ameraucana - my favorites!|