We did it! We finally added chicks to our little homestead. We've been dreaming about this for months!
We got a variety of breeds to hopefully make our flock a little diverse. There are 6 Tetra Tint Pullets (a cross between Rhode Island Red Male & White Leghorn Female) three are dark and three are light. The other 3 are Ameraucana. The Ameraucana are known for laying Easter eggs, but they are unsexed so we may end up with a rooster!
They are a little over a week old and we have a temporary home set up for them in the kitchen. They'll spend the next month or so there until they have all their feathers. Then they'll be re-located to the backyard where we plan to create a small chicken run for them to roam. Now the pressure is on to get that chicken coop finished!
In a few short months we'll have our very own free range, organic eggs....right in our backyard!!