Pickin' up chicks

We got five Silver-Laced Wyandotte chicks! Natalie named them Nihao, Tolee, Rintoo, and Hoho. The fifth one is Lacey II. Even at one day old, they do have distinctive markings, but I don't know which one is which.

Jenna and Natalie picked up our new baby hens and supplies from the Belle Plaine Country Store at "Chick Day" yesterday. Natalie was so excited to "surprise" me with the chicks that she couldn't hold still. She bounced up and down and ran to the box and started yelling and babbling with joy.

I moved the box into our claw-foot tub in case Lola rediscovers her primal hunting instinct and decides to grab some chicken nuggets. The chicks were all huddled under the heat lamp with one of those energy efficient bulbs, so I switched it out with a 100 watt bulb and they immediately spread out around the box, chirping happily. They survived the first night, so we are off to a good start!

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