Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Our Chicks Have Arrived!

Several weeks ago Mom ordered some chicks from Mcmurry Hatchery. They were shipped out to us just after hatching, and we got them yesterday! We ordered Araucanas (the kind that lay green/blue eggs), Cuckoo Marans (they lay very dark brown eggs), Black Australorps (good layers), & Jumbo Cornish X Rocks for butchering.

We ordered around 45, and 25 are the Cornish Rocks.

This is a free rare-breed chick they sent us. As far as I can tell, it's a Blue Andlusian.

We are looking forward to fresh, organic meat in about 8 weeks, and delicious organic eggs in about 6 months! :)

So, did any of y'all get chicks this year?


  1. Those are so cute! No, I didn't order any chicks. :D That would be interesting in my neighborhood...

    In Christ,

  2. I only have one word to utter~


    Thanks for posting these pictures Livvy, but I want to see more! Post more soon please!!!

    In our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,


  3. We're going to hatch our own!!!! We have a rooster and two hens that go broody quite often so we'll stick 10-12 under one of them and get our own chicks. It's so easy that way!!! You don't have to have a lamp and the mother takes care of them all by her self.


  4. Livvy,

    I love your blog!!!!

    We are so similar in many ways!

    I am homeschooled & come from a big family also.

    Those little chicks are SO CUTE!! ;)

    Thanks for using your blog to encourge other girls and glorify God!

    In Christ,
    Moriah S.

  5. Oh, Livvy! They are so adorable! :)

  6. They're so cute! We used to have chickens. But, when they were chicks, they were so cute.


  7. Exciting! :) I bet you just can't wait for fresh meat and eggs. We would LOVE to do chickens, but we live in a neighborhood right now so I don't think we'll be able to get any this year... :(

  8. They are so cute!!!! I love baby chicks!
    We hope to get some new chicks soon. It think we are getting some Araucanas also! I think the blue/green eggs are neat!
    I just found your blog and i'm really enjoying it!!!
    Can't wait to read more about you. :)

  9. I adore baby chicks! My dad used to raise a couple kinds of chickens and I loved when he brought the chicks home. I'm hoping some day we might be able to raise some of our own! Thanks for the pictures and the good memories that they brought.

  10. You have a lovely blog, Livvy! The chicks are absolutely adorable... it's amazing how God can create such cute, fuzzy creatures as these! Hope you're having a good weekend.

  11. Oh, they're so cute! What adorable little fluff balls. = )

  12. Cute! We ordered chicks this year, too. We got some Cornish Rocks and some Americaunas!

    ~Hannah Paige

  13. the cutest thing I have ever seen how old are they know?

  14. my favorit one is the black one. I have never seen one like that one. Does it have a name?

  15. I would love to be able to have chicks, maybe in a few years! The rare one is really pretty ;)

  16. Hi Livvy:
    Several weeks back, we got ten Plymouth Rocks and twenty White Leggers. We also got six turkeys (this is the first time we've done turkeys!).
    The White Leggers have been our best layers, but we my have to try some Black Australorps next year.

    Hope y'all are doing well! We've got to get together with y'all soon!

  17. they are so cute!! We live in the city but are able to have this is our second year raising them. We have 17, which is quite a flock for being in the city. W enjoy fresh eggs everyday for breakfast....