the chicks

The (26) chicks are here! And all seem to be thriving. Mom is a great caretaker. 25 brahmas (one of which is a rooster) who I understand lay very uniform, large brown eggs. You can read more about them here.  They are so hard to photograph but here are a couple of pixx (they are quite photogenic when they are full grown :) They came in an incredibly small box (including a pic next to an average size apple, for context). They all hatched on 2.15.15 (I keep thinking of the age old question -- Which came first?!) and are growing quick.

  Special delivery! 

Special delivery! 

 Meep meep! The brahmas look like this gal.

Meep meep! The brahmas look like this gal.

  This is the one "non-brahma" chick we got and since she is the only one we can differentiate, I have about 25 nicknames for her :)

This is the one "non-brahma" chick we got and since she is the only one we can differentiate, I have about 25 nicknames for her :)