I became serious about raising chickens this past winter. I really always was intrigued by them. I however, was not sure what the necessary requirements were. Like any typical type A person, I read and read and read. Finally, after talking to numerous people. I ordered the girls from http://www.mypetchicken.com/ . I really had to wait a long time. I ordered them in February but decided to have them delivered in June after school let out for the summer. I did this for a few reasons. One being that I had no where to put them. Two, that I heard how quickly they grow and did not want my children to miss out.
I can clearly remember the post office frantically leaving 2 messages on my answering machine that day. It was late June and hot. I went as quickly as I could to the post office and when I arrived I was handed a peeping cardboard box. It was about 12″x6″x6″. I drove so carefully talking to my box all the way in my best Mama hen impersonation.
When I arrived home, I gently removed the lid and found huddled in the corner six tiny day old chicks. Eager to meet their new family, we taught them how to drink and eat and placed them under the heat lamp in soft pine shavings. We had just met the newest members of our family: Tilly, Oyster Cracker, Sunshine, Chocolate, Feathers and Peanut Butter.