The chicks are here!!

I wrote an entire entry and posted it only to realize that nothing showed up but the title.

So here is basically what I wrote about my cute little chicks.

They were shipped to me in a box from Iowa using the US Postal Service.

We have 29 chicks. 25 pullets (girl chickens that will grow into hens), 3 rooster, and 1 mystery chick. See if you can pick it out in the gallery. Here’s a hint: it’s the only one that is not a black ball of fluff. The reason it is a mystery is that the company, McMurray Hatcheries, is including one rare, exotic chick with each order of chicks.  So we will have to wait a little while to tell if we have a hen or a rooster. The black ones will grow up to be Barred Plymouth Rock hens and roosters.

Just a little FYI, you don’t need roosters for the hens to lay eggs. The only reason you need a rooster is if you want fertilized eggs and a 3 a.m. wake up call every morning. If you don’t have a rooster, you will just have unfertilized eggs, which is exactly what you buy in the grocery store.

We thought we might want to be able to hatch our own replacement hens next time, so we ordered some roosters to take care of that job.

The last set of pictures shows how my 6yo daughter and I decorated the brooder house. That is our rendition of folkart chickens and roosters. The last one on the right is her’s. I think it is the best one because she was so excited to help.

I will keep you updated on how they are doing and post pictures of them as they grow into adult chickens.

Y’all Come Back Now.


September 17, 2009. Home and Garden.


  1. Elle Bee replied:

    They are so cute! And I love the way you decorated the brooder house.

  2. southernwomanchrystal replied:

    Thank you. I had a sudden artsy-craftsy craving and that satisfied it.
    I’m glad that you like it.

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