Babiesss! (Chickens, that is.)

Firstly, it started raining within 10 minutes of my post last night, and it hasn’t really stopped yet. And the entire system still has the tropical-storm-swirl to it, so it just keeps wrapping around and pouring more rain.

The good news (pt 1) is that we were smart when this rain was first predicted, and I had hubby dig a drainage ditched for the end of the garden that continually flooded in May. It’s working!

Also, tomato drainage ditch is working. It's FULL, but it's working. #urbanfarming #gardening

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And, well, good news pt 2:

Babies are here! Sadly, one was dead on arrival, so I only have 6 instead of 7. I just don’t know yet if I have 2 roos and 4 hens, or 1 roo and 5 hens, or some other combination if they were mis-sexed at the hatchery. We’ll start playing guessing games in about 4-5 weeks.

I do, however, know which one will probably be top of the pecking order. It’s the one that likes to climb on top of the food dish and chase the others away.

Babies! Sadly, one was dead on arrival. Everyone else is happy, though! #backyardchickens

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Bear is very interested, but staying calm and listening to my orders.

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I am way more worried about Winniford.

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A very brief nap. It lasted maybe 5 minutes.

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Also, I am glad that the post office called this morning, and that I didn’t have to pick up chickies in the monsoon we’ve had this afternoon. Yeesh.

Oh! And the chickens are Black Australorps.

8 thoughts on “Babiesss! (Chickens, that is.)

  1. Australorps are my favorites. They’re the most genial of all the breeds I’ve tried and excellent layers.

    Good for you for planning ahead of the rain. I’ve dug many a drainage ditch.

    1. I’m contemplating just leaving that drainage ditch there permanently. Because it’s looking like any time we have heavy rain, prolonged or not, it’s going to flood at that end of the garden.

      I’ve heard nothing but good things from just about everyone I know who’s ever had Australorps. I’m excited!

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