Thursday, March 18, 2010
Bringing Home the Babies
Our baby chicks came home yesterday! The day didn't go quite as planned as I was called in for a split shift at the hospital but I was able to leave for a few hours in the afternoon to pick up and settle down our babies.
I was uber afraid of them getting cold in the car (even though the drive is only about 10 minutes from the feed store to the house) so Chris and I made them a box, filled it with towels and I put the seat warmer on high on the way there to warm up the box and towels.
When I got there I was mesmerized by all the fluffy little things...good thing I didn't actually have to pick our three or I would still be there! I took these with my iPhone and sent a pic to Chris saying I couldn't pick just three...he didn't buy it but I thought it was amusing :)
When I brought the little ones out, I strapped them into their seat belt (of course!) on the front seat and listened to their chorus of "cheep cheep!" all the way home. Shasta is taking the transition well but I thought that the boy cat was going to blow a gasket...he settled in all right after a while and only scratches at the door when we are in with the chicks.
I think that Chris and I stood around their make-shift coop for an hour last night watching their antics ~ they have such personalities already! Stay tuned for more chicken misadventures...the fun has only just begun :)