We got the call at around 6:30 this morning that our chicks were at the post office. Tom ran down there while I checked out pregnant cow and got the chick pen ready. Above is a photo of them in their shipping box from Iowa. Below they are loose in their new home.
We are trying a new chick heater. It is a warm plate that sits just above them, like a hen would. It is supposed to be less of a fire hazard than heat lamps are. My father got it for me for Christmas, and this is our first time using it. So far, so good.
I love the sound of chicks cheeping. I have missed it.