The Story of Our Chicks!

Have you ever had fresh eggs? Laid that morning- ready to be eaten? If your answer is yes, you know that they are way different than those you buy at the store. The flavor- the color- just incredible.

Heather and I decided it would be a good idea to have fresh eggs- from our very own chickens- right in our own backyard.

So, Just over three weeks ago Heather and Jenna went out to San Marcos to get some fertalized chicken eggs… we placed a dozen of them in an incubator and waited patiently for 3 weeks…

Meanwhile, we built a coop for them to live- once they grew up to be big and strong.

And- right on time- at 21 days exactly- as I was walking by the incubator I saw a little chick peeping his cute little head through his eggshell. I screamed, “Heather, Heather- wake up! The first chick is hatching!”

It was so exciting. When I got home from work that day, 2 others had joined her. We left them in the incubator for 24 hours while they wobbled around, cuddled with one another, and developed their pecking order. They are so adorable- fluffy and small- and confused in this new world they just entered!

Yesterday we were able to move them to their new home- a box with a heat lamp- and we are now able to (carefully) play with them!

These little guys are gonna be providing us some eggs one day! I cannot wait!

The cats are quite confused…

Mia wants to get in there and eat em, I’m sure. We won’t let that happen!

One thing is for sure: These chicks (I am thinking about naming them Eenie, Meenie, and Miney… I wish there was a Moe!)- they poop- a LOT- and they eat- a LOT.

But they are so fun to play with. Even when they do poop on our hands.

We have chicks!!! YAYY!!!

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5 Responses to The Story of Our Chicks!

  1. Betty says:

    Jamie I absolutely love these–I am so IMPRESSED with ALL you DO! Every new day is a new adventure. ~Betty

  2. Pingback: Market Fresh Eggs (And an Homage to Chickens) | Hillcrest Farmers Market

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