Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Yonder Way Baby Day!Category: Farm Tidbits
Author: 5 Chicks and a Farmer
Things have been pretty busy around the farm this morning!
We are up to a total of 13+ babies.
One of our hens hatched 12 chicks and we have two more out in another coop setting on some that are hatching as you are reading this. So, the count will increase as the day goes by.
But, the incredibly exciting thing is Yonder Way had its first kid this morning!
I went out to do morning chores and saw all of the goats up to their usual mischief. Two of them have been looking like they were going to bust at any moment but we had no idea when they were due since our goats roam freely.
Jason came and got me just a few moments ago. He was out doing the noon feeding rounds and noticed one of our goats was not with her friend. This is really unlike her. He saw her walking towards their house off by herself. Jason went over to check on her and saw this precious little girl.
Her name is 'Bib'. This stands for 'born in Brenham'. Apparently it means a lot around here is you are a 'bib' or a 'bob' which stands for 'born out of Brenham'. So, we opted to name her 'Bib'. I guess we are bonafied Brenham folk because we can now say that we have a kid from Brenham. Ha!
Here are some more pictures of the little ones that made their debut today around here!
I included this photo for my amazing nephews. They took home some eggs and an incubator a few weeks back and they hatched chicks at their house for a homeschool project! These are two of the four sunbathing under a heat lamp together. The other two are doing great also!
This is our official brooder house where all of the chicks live. Tomorrow we expect a delivery of 300 (!!!!!) that is right, 300, newly hatched chicks so this place will be full of them tomorrow. I'm sure I will have some story to tell as the day progresses.
We sure did pick a jim dandy of a day to get a shipment of 300 chicks. Actually it wasn't our choice what day we got them. They were supposed to be here last week, but it got delayed.
Tomorrow my wonderful hubby volunteered to watch the girls all day so I can go to Round Top with some friends. So he will have my two chicks along with 300 others to keep him busy. Have no fear! I will be up and going at 6:30 am with him when the post office calls him to come and pick them up. I don't know why they are making us come early before they open. It's not like 300 chicks in boxes are a big loud deal or anything! Ha, ha!
We have to dip all of their beaks in water and feed them (I think is the plan) when we get them in the morning. So I will be around for that excitement!
Stay tuned for pictures of that crazy business tomorrow!