Sorry I have not been posting much lately, but I have been so busy! First of all we had to get our brooder set up in the basement for our new chicks. Ordering these huge totes, making secure tops to keep out certain feline elements and setting up the heat lamps. Baby chicks need it their environment to be about 90 degrees! My husband and I were joking that they also needed lawn chairs and sunglasses!
Then when we got the chicks, I was pretty enchanted. I spent a lot of time playing with the little fluffies. They are pretty darn cute and fun to watch.
We got a dozen meat chickens and two laying hen chicks. The meat chicks are Cornish Crosses and once they get all their feathers they will be snowy white. Our laying hen chicks are a breed called Opington. The hens that we already have are Opingtons and they are excellent layers, so we decided not to mess with success!
These chicks are growing like weeds. In only ten days the Cornish Crosses have easily doubled in size. They are looking more like young chickens that the baby chicks they were. They have lost a lot of their chick fuzz and their feather are slowly growing in, leaving them with bald patches. They look pretty comical, especially when they do what my husband and I call "chicken yoga." I have no idea what they are really doing, but they sit on their little butts and stretch out one of their legs while leaning over. They hold it for several seconds and then stand back up. It is hilarious! It looks just like yoga! I tried very hard to get a picture of it, but they just would not cooperate, every time I got close with my phone, they jumped up. Bad chicks!
Nameless so far!
We haven't decided on a name yet, though I am leaning towards Anduin (An-do-when) or Andy for short. Basically, we never call our Cats by their names, anyway. We come up with a nick name in the first week or two and that is what they are called. Bitty's real name is Benna, and Chee's is Trinity. They would not recognize either! So I guess we will just wait and see what name presents itself once we get him.
I'll take some pictures and post in a couple days so you can see him in action!
I recently bought this cat tree for the new kitten. I was surprised at how good the quality was for only costing $35. I figured that the hubby would have to reinforce it, but it was not necessary. I can recommend this cat tree for quality and a good price.