They arrived on Friday, as scheduled. Two extras were added to our order, one of which died, so we have a total of 17 chicks.
We’re using pine shavings for bedding, but for the first 2 days I put paper towels down so they wouldn’t confuse food with bedding. When we first put them in the brooder we dipped their beaks in the water to teach them to drink.
They’re very well handled birds, as you can see.
We got one rooster, a Black Australorp. His name is Gregory Peck. As of tomorrow, they’ll be officially one week old. Feathers are coming in one their wings, and just starting on their tails. They’re so cute! More pictures will certainly be posted as they grow.