Well, the baby chicks finally arrived yesterday -five Golden Campine day old chicks all the way to Texas from Connecticut.
Our local Post Office was kind enough to call at 5:45 in the morning announcing their arrival. Susie and I jumped into our clothes and headed around the corner to pick them up. We heard loud “peep peeps” as the Post Mistress carried the chicks up to the front door for us. All five chicks were alive, hungry and cute!
The home made brooder was ready and warm thanks to dear husband, Steve. Susie dipped each little peeping chick’s beak into the water dish and made sure they swallowed before releasing them. Sadly though, one of the chicks has a deformed leg and can’t walk on it. So, we’ll just have to see what happens because she is so cute and active – guess we’ll call her Cullen (bad joke, huh).
Susie spent the day being the mother hen. Cleaning up poop, watering, making sure they had plenty of food, and guarding against the cats. The wildlife sounds tape she played for the babies was a nice touch, too.