Oh, the cuteness! In a way, today’s “little joyful things” homemade video has been a long time coming…
We finally did it. After years of dreaming, planning, delaying, re-discussing… deciding. We FINALLY did it. We brought home our “girls.”
There were four “layers” breeds available to us, and we went with two: the Australorps and Barred Plymouth Rocks. My original plan was for Silver-Laced Wyandottes as well, but because there has been “a run on chicks” BECAUSE of perceived food shortages, the selection of breeds was smaller for us than I had hoped. (I do hope people realize what they are getting themselves into when they bring home chickens – this is a decision that took us a long time to make. It’s a big commitment.) Anyhow, female Wyandottes were not available. If I could, I’d buy more chicks in the next week if Wyandottes became available, but in NY, you have to buy a minimum of six chickens at a time. That would take us up to 14 and that’s more than we wanted to start with this year.
At the time of this video, they’ve only been in their new home for about 12 hours – the first night is done! (I woke up several times to make sure that heat lamp was still on… yeah, I know. I’ll need to not over-worry.)
Mr. Gordon and I are already enjoying being mother hens. So much to do. We’ve read so many books, talked to a lot of different chicken owners over the years, and are ready to put the book learnin’ into practice. Hands on experience will be the true teacher, I have no doubt. But, as the quote I shared at the beginning of the video said:
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earhart
I have found that to be true. Repeatedly.
What Chicken Wisdom do you have to share?