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Chirp, chirp, chirp!
May 5, 2009, 12:45 am
Filed under: Chicken Little, Life

Nico and I have been anxiously awaiting the day that our chicks would arrive. It’s been 6 months sin9 fuzzy loversce we first toyed with the idea…a joke, really, that turned reality when we realized that chicks – for us – were the perfect pets. For one, how can you resist the adorable, fuzzy chicks? …which grow into, well, adorable, fuzzy hens?!? Not only are they docile pets, but they produce fresh organic eggs, fertilize your lawn, eat your leftovers, and provide endless entertainment.

It all started with an innocent visit to Pistils Nursery on Mississippi Street. And there she was – a beautiful and ridiculously funny-looking white silkie. I had never seen anything like it before in my life! And it was love at first sight.

After some research and serious thought, we came to the decision that chicks would make a wonderful addition to our home. I surfed sites like mypetchicken.com for interesting breeds, and read articles on raising them. I set aside 4 weeks to stay close and not travel…when your chicks are so young and fragile, they need constant care. But the hardest part was actually getting the breeds that I wanted! You can order online, but even then each breed has its own availability and the dates may not overlap. Pistils Nursery places weekly mass orders, and you choose from what they happen to have in. They don’t normally take requests, but I was set on white silkies, so weeks ago I asked them to try adding some to a May order. When one hatchery couldn’t fulfill this request, another one did! I couldn’t be happier. Of course, there was no guarantee they were mine – I had to beat the crowds and be first in line! I pretty much STALKED Pistils for three days, but they were really sweet about it and totally understanding.

Luck was on my side because not only did the white silkies come in, so did fun breeds like red frizzles and partridge cochins. I got three of each!

Stay tuned for updates on how the little ones are doing…


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Awesome!! That is exciting. Make sure the coop doesn’t let anything underneath, Adina told me a horror story that I don’t want to share. Just make sure those chickies are safe! I can’t wait to see them.

Comment by Stacy

I’m so jealous! I love silkies, frizzles and cochins (they have fluffy feet!). You guys are going to have a blast with these little ladies!

Comment by Sarah K

I just wanna cuddle those little fuzzies. Sweet babies. So cute!!! :)

Comment by shannon




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