Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Chicks Have Arrived

They are just so precious. They were active and ready for the box. Eager for water and food. I expect these babies are 2 days old. There are 2 Plymouth Rock Standard White (they aren't white - does this mean they are not Standard White?), 2 Australorp, and 2 Rhode Island Reds. What I want to know is how can anyone tell what sex these birds are if they are only 1 day old when packaged and shipped.




Have a nice garden day. It is hot as he@@ here. Heat index today of 103 degrees. For those of you who do not have heat index - this is comprised of the humidity and temperature ratios and that would be how the temp feels to the skin. Needless to say the chicks don't need the light too close since my house is kinda warm in the back where these little girls are.

20 comments:

Susie said...

Oh they are so cute. They look like little fuzz balls.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Ah, they are so cute! It's amazing they can be shipped alive (not as eggs). Someone I used to work with had chicken (and geese and ducks and...) and their eggs are the best!

deedee said...

After reading your post, I looked it up on the internet about telling the sex of baby chicks. I was very interesting. The most popular way to tell is call vent-sexing. I, too, am amazed they can tell after only a day or two. They sure are cute!

bennie and patsy said...

Now that is to hot for man or chick.
Patsy

Prospero said...

Becca, they are so darling. How many do you plan on getting?

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Hang in there Becca, it looks like a long hot summer for us! The chicks are soooooo cute!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Becca, The chicks are precious.. They look like little fur balls.

It's hot here also--for us, up here on the Cumberland Plateau.

Have a great day. Don't work outside too long in this heat.

Hugs,
Betsy

Kim and Victoria said...

Oh aren't they so cute? I also can't imagine how they sex them, but supposedly they do it with what - 95% accuracy? I will enjoy watching your chicks grow.

Phillip said...

This brings back so many memories. When I was a child, my mother ordered chicks and I remember her going to the post office to pick them up. We had some Rhode Island Reds too.

Kim and Victoria said...

After looking up standard white rocks, looks as if the chicks are always yellow. I'm sure they'll change color as they grow.

Joanne said...

So sweet.

FlowerLady said...

Those chicks are so cute and I can almost smell them. Post more pictures as they grow. We have the heat index also and for us it will feel like it's between 100 and 103 for the next few days. UGH.

Enjoy your little fuzzies.

FlowerLady

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

They are just so cute! I bet they love their new home. Hope you can keep cool!

Outside In said...

Oh they are so cute.

RainGardener said...

How cute are those little yellow (and not so yellow) balls. I'm such a sucker for fuzzy babies.

Milah said...

My little chicks arrived monday. They are barred plymoth rocks and buff orpingtons. My friend is keeping them while my husband finished my coop. This is a first for me....first time to have chickens. I'm excited.

EB said...

They do look lovely. Do they make that adorable high-pitched squeaky noise? When my family kept hens years ago I remember the type we had were sexed by their colour, and we always got yellow ones so I guess those were the females.

Little Ant said...

Awesome. I remember when I got my first chicks. Ahh, so cute. Can't wait til I get to somewhere that I can have even more chickens as I really love watching them grow. Congrats.

Daisy said...

Those little chicks are so cute, Becca. I can almost hear them peeping from here.

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