The local farm supply store in the big city finally got in some nice pullets, and as I wandered by each bright and clean pen, there was quite a selection to choose from. A woman approached and remarked that her granddaughter has been begging for baby chicks for her birthday, but GRANDMA was the one who lived in the COUNTRY! After she realized that I might know a few things about poultry (laying hens to be exact!), she peppered me with questions. Not a challenge to me - I'm always willing to help someone new to poultry keeping.
After giving her some chick picking tips and showing her some items to help get her started, I finally was able to select the peeps I had decided upon - 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Buff Orpingtons, Silver and Golden Laced Wyandotts (one of each). 6 total! So fuzzy and cute! Hubbs would surly be charmed and not alarmed when I brought them in the door!
I lifted each peep from their traveling crate, and they were immediately given the "once over" by my Aussie Customs Inspector....He is using his soft "red eye", so as not to blind the Peeps! (yep, poor excuse for rotten photography!)
They huddled together for a bit, and then found the chick feed....
and then they all layed flat out on top for a snooze!
And I was right - Hubby was charmed....He's thinking he's ready for ANYTHING in his funny Tee Shirt! Woe is me for purchasing that one for him!