D and E brought our first chicks home last night. There are 16: 4 buckeyes, 4 buff orpingtons, 4 black barred rocks, 4 australorps (these last are 3 weeks old instead of 1 week old). D got them at Naomi's and was very happy with the interaction there (even though they were busy again).
I can tell the breeds apart, but I can't tell the chicks apart yet. I hope that will come.
I had never held a bird before last night.
Tomorrow, if it's warm enough, we might let the older australorps spend some time on the grass. Take a look at this picture of E sprawled out on the grass (I think she looks like an Easter egg):
I wonder if I'll let her do that once the chickens start ranging?
We are broker than broke, but I feel so blessed by the life, love, and potential right here at home. Spring has sprung, man. I have sap running all through my veins. I want to plant every single happy, hopeful feeling I have so that I can grow more.
From now on, I'll probably post more about the chickens at Curious Farm. They belong to the farm, not to me. But I wanted you all to know that they're here, peeping away in the brooder just a few steps from my computer.