Yesterday we got 25 chicks and one hen. We weren't planning on getting chicks or a chicken so soon, but we went ahead & got them. We got:
7 Araucanas chicks
10 Bantam chicks
Also we got 1 Bantam hen with her 8 chicks
We got them from the Amish farm market which isn't too far away from our house. The 17 chicks without a mother are separate from the hen and her chicks. The 17 chicks are much more friendly and bold than the ones with the hen. They'll sit on my finger, nibble at anything immediately. They drink so much water and seem to eat endlessly when they aren't sleeping. These chicks are alittle smaller than the ones with the hen.
Here's the hen with her chicks. Her chicks are more scared, if I go near them, momma hen spreads her wings & the chicks climb under to saftey.
7 chicks under momma's wings, 1 to go
We are now busy planning & building the chicken coop! We need to get these guys out of the house!