Our Chicks Are Here!

We had an exciting new addition to our home over the weekend: twenty-four new chicks. As I wrote before, we are going to raise chickens primarily for eggs. We ordered twenty-five Rhode Island Reds (one didn't survive the trip) from Welp Hatchery. We received a call on Friday morning from the post office informing us they had arrived. I could hear the chicks peeping in the background as I told him I would be there in a couple of hours to pick them up. I was surprised how small the box was that they came in:


Here I am opening the box to put them in their new, cozy home.


It didn't take them long to adjust.


The children immediately wanted to hold them. This one Caleb is holding was good enough to look at the camera and smile.