Our new baby chicks.

We got our 30 baby broiler chicks this week.

Or maybe you already knew from all the squeals, screeches and aww’s that were heard. We have spent a lot of time holding, feeding and patting them. A lot of time!

We even “tuck them into bed” at night. As you can imagine there are a lot of “good-nights” heard.

I can’t blame them. I find myself loving these baby chicks  just as much as the kids do…well for the time being that is. Because the truth is, while I love the meat and fresh eggs they give us, I’m not much of a chicken lover. And may have even been seen in the past running away from a few chickens that were chasing me. Seriously I was scared. There is just something about birds that slightly frightens me. So I will enjoy these cute little baby chicks while I can, because they won’t be cute very long.

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  1. They are so cute! We just bought our very first three little ones two weeks ago. Our first adventures in raising chickens. I cannot believe how fast they grow! Already ours have almost all their feathers and their combs just started showing in the past 48 hours!! What kinds do you have? Which are best for meat and how old are they when you cull them?

  2. Mustangkayla says:

    Cute post! How fun for your kids! This is on my wish list for after we buy a piece of land! :-) My own chickens!

  3. I love the look on your little ones face as she holds the baby chick ever so lovingly! So cute. Great photos.

  4. CUTE! I can’t wait to get more chickens! I love my Wyandottes and want more.

  5. I love the pictures as always. Funny how chickens turn you off. It’s the same for me; adore the babies, scorn the adults. I always think they’re going to peck me. I enjoy pet birds… I just despise cleaning the cages and the feather smell. My parents used to have 8 exotic birds in the garage – parked the cars outside. They had a cockatoo, blue & gold mccaw, ecclectus, amazon, dove, as well as both a timneh and congo african grey. My teenage home was a far cry from ‘quiet’ at sunrise and sunset every day. Now, I have NO birds. Just a vintage feeder in the yard.

  6. They are so cute! I just want to touch them through the screen. I am also freaked out by adult chickens though. They seem to really hate me. I don’t mind eating them though. :)

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