A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Our chicks have arrived!

The last week has been busy getting ready for the arrival of 150 day-old chicks!
We ended up having to order the Cornish Rock Giants, instead of the Cornish Cross I mentioned in this post, due to some fertility problems at the hatchery. We'll just have to make sure these guys don't get too much feed and get a bit of exercise by moving the feeder and waterers further apart :)

We picked up the little fellas this morning...they hatched on Wednesday at Rochester Hatchery in Alberta, and we were originally due to pick them up at Total Pet in Williams Lake on Thursday but apparently they missed the mail truck in Prince George and had to spend the night there and were transported to Williams Lake early this morning. So here they are in their new digs...our shed converted to chicken house...

Now to keep them toasty warm in this cool Cariboo spring weather!