New Chicks Join Our Roost

A few weekends ago we had a bit of a shock.

Daniel was working in the backyard on a Saturday…and our neighbor’s husky jumped her fence and wandered over into our backyard. Like any smart husky would, she immediately saw the coop full of stuck dinner…I mean chickens…and had her go. I am so thankful she was seen by Daniel and not the kids or I, as he said it was pretty bloody and traumatizing to watch. Thankfully Daniel knew to never approach an animal who has just made a kill, and he went to get her owner. Apologies were given, sad faces were seen, but forgiveness was quickly handed out without a second thought.

It is moments like these that I am the most thankful for young children. They were a bit sad, but within minutes of hearing the news they both asked, “When can we go and get NEW chicks?” Not more than an hour after the attack, Daniel packed up the kids, headed to a local store, and brought home 8 new chicks.

We got some new breeds this time around and we all can’t wait to see how they grow up. Here they are…now a couple weeks old.

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The custom made brooder to fit in our living room:

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Last time we got chicks it was right after Sebastian was born. We didn’t hold them as much as our first set, and they were definitely more scared, skittish, and overall not as fun pets. We learned our lesson and are making sure to hold and bond with these sweet little girls this time around.

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Chicks sure are fun. Giggles come easyily for all who meet them. There is no denying that they are just so sweet and cute.

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