Amelia watched Zach and Nikita unload the peeps. We ordered 13 Austrolorps and 12 "Easter Eggers". Zach will keep 3 and raise the rest until they are big enough to go to their homes.
Already Nik is asking if we can't keep 4 instead!
On little chickie did not handle the trip well, and fell victim to the stampede. Nik held her for a while and tried to revive her, but Sickly did not make it. Zach has given her a proper burial outside.
The name games have begun! Some suggestions so far have been "Gizzy", "Rhino", "Penguin", "Spazzy". I am not sure where Gizzy comes from, but one of the chicks looks just like the hamster "Rhino" in the movie Bolt. She has so much energy, though, that she might end up being "Spazzy".
Micah has picked up a chickie a time or two already, and needs to work on his safe handling skills. Amelia likes to watch them, but has not tried to hold one yet. Pattie, Nikita's cocker spaniel, is wondering why her new toys are kept in a box with such high sides!