Friday, February 24, 2017

Chicks get weighed in!

We weighed the chicks yesterday jellybean was 50 grams, peepy was 47 grams and toast was 41grams.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

One Week Update

Testing out perches! Chicks like to roost too!
"Feathers is the largest of the chicks and seems to be in charge, Popcorn is the lightest and almost as big, and Fluffy is the smallest and darkest."
Feathers

Fluffy

Popcorn


"All the chicks are doing well!  They have started trying to fly around the brood box!  Pep seems to be the boss, Dandelion is the most curious and friendly, and Slush eats a lot 😊 They all sleep in a row every night.  Pep has the smallest wings, Slush and Dandelion have bigger wings and have started to get their tail feathers, too.  Chicks poop a ton!  We are enjoying them and write a journal entry every night about them in our journals."

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Foster Chick Care 2017!

Check out the names of the new baby chicks!

Amber Ruby Olivine
"The chicks are fun!  They are way bigger and very happy. Olivine does not like being held.  Ruby and Amber will very happily roost on my hand.  They like to climb on their food dish.  One of my cats is afraid of the chicks but my other two cats are very interested.  One even lays down next to the box and watches them."

BeBe ZhaZha CeCe

Blubber Spicy Yellow One

Charley Joy Sorer

Feathers Fluffy Popcorn

Little Chick Hampster Fluffy

Little Feet Fluffy Cuddle Bear

Maggie Dandelion Slush Pep

Peppy Jelly Bean Toast

"Toast is hard headed, Peepy is calm when you hold her, and jellybean is mostly nervous."

Wolverine Flash Yellow Jacket

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

More Updates from the Foster Families!

The our family loves our babies! They are so fun. He cleans the crate 3-4 times a day. 

I am blown away by his commitment to take care of these babies and his leadership in teaching others. 

He has been keeping a small journal/scrapbook that he will share.

They seem to get bigger every single day as well as more vocal and active!

The best part of having chicks is getting to play with them. The hardest part is having to clean up poop and trying not to step on their poop when we let them out to play.

I am surprised that they don't peep as loud as I thought they would and they don't sleep as much as we thought they would. I am also surprised that we can tell them apart by the type of fuzz they have. 

I've learned that they can be messy and curious. The funniest thing I saw them do was play "soccer" with a bug they found. Then they are it! 

Here are some pictures of Lemonade, Eagle Sparrow, and Power Patch.






 Going great! What a wonderful experience! Wish even more kids could experience the 1st hand cuteness! The learning of how they gurgle-drink & fall asleep while standing & "cat-nap" is all interesting!

Thanks for your work invested into this awesome project. We feel very lucky to participate!

Updates from our Foster Chick Parents!

My Chicks are doing great! 

I love how they drink and scoop up the water with their mouths. I also think I know why people go through food so fast. When the chicks are eating they spill half of their food onto the ground, then when the person goes to clean the cage they pick up the food. After that the food dish is looks sort of empty so they fill it back up. 

I like to watch the chicks run around on the floor while my cat is watching them, trying to figure out what they are. I love when one of us ( my sisters and I ) get up to clean the cage, they all run and fly to follow us. Then we have a whole party of, get the chicks! I just have one concern. 

One of the chicks is getting pecked at and we did not put any nail polish or anything on her.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Chick Care Parents 2016



The best part of having chicks is getting to play with them. The hardest part is having to clean up poop and trying not to step on their poop when we let them out to play.

I am surprised that they don't peep as loud as I thought they would and they dont sleep as much as we thought they would. I am also surprised that we can tell them apart by the type of fuzz they have.

I've learned that they can be messy and curious. The funniest thing I saw them do was play "soccer" with a bug they found. Then they are it!

Here are some pictures of Lemonade, Eagle Sparrow, and Power Patch.

We will see you Thursday with our chicks!
Going great! What a wonderful experience! Wish  even more kids could experience the 1st hand cuteness! The learning of how they gurgle-drink & fall asleep while standing & "cat-nap" is all interesting! Thanks for your work invested into this awesome project. We feel very lucky to participate!




All 4 of our chicks are doing well, even the runt.  They seem happy.  We have had to clear off some vents, and the one larger umbilical cord fell off today.  So far, so good!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Chicks were shipped from Iowa in the mail! 2 Days!
30 "Reds" from Murray McMurray Hatchery

"I like it at the Library! I'm ready for you to read to me! Peep Peep"


The chicks first official meal and drink of water.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Foster Chick Care 2016! Chicks due next week!

Chick Care Training 2016!
The kits were passed out and 10 families are ready to receive chicks next week.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Our Foster Chick Care Parents 2015

Our Foster Chick Care parents will be caring for these chick for about two weeks. They will share what they are learning and the pleasure of just caring for a new little life.  The chicks will return to go to local farm families.  We have a variety of brown egg laying breed chicks. The first challenge is to identify the breeds of chicks they have adopted!


 Can you guess by looking at the pictures? Don't get too distracted by the cute smiles of their foster parents.