The Holler has indeed gone to the birds! Chickens that is !! We already had 8 hens referred to as the ladies. Well it is time for the ladies now that they are a year old and laying well to have a man around.
So O Wise One has procured for us 39 straight run Buff Orphington chicks. I know they are so cute and fluffy and did I say cute but they will be dinners as they get older. Do not get attached. That goes for you cannedquilter. They will be butchered, other than the lucky rooster or two that will be saved as breeding stock for the ladies. So 24 are in the brooder under a light and the others are in a large plastic bin in the house under a light. All are getting mashed up boiled aggs for extra protein and chick starter. As soon as the weather stabilizes a bit they will go into a pen outside.
O Wise One also bought 5 turkey babies that will be here at the end of the month. We will name one Thanksgiving and one Christmas and the other 3 noodles : ) Told you the Holler was going to the birds.