At least this time I was prepared and knew exactly what day the chicks were set to arrive. I took the phone to bed with me and went to bed early knowing it would be an early call from the post office. But I definitely should not have shared with the children chick arrival day–that is if I wanted to sleep. At 6:00 am they woke up and wanted to know why the post office hadn’t called yet–um because it’s way too early. Anyway they were too excited at that point. Finally at 7:00 am we got the call.
We ordered from tinidazole (tindamax) over the counter. It’s amazing to me how chicks can travel through the mail. This is our 2nd time ordering chicks this year.
As usual it is really hard for the children to wait to get their hands on those chicks. Despite them waking me incredibly early they were a big help when it came to getting the chicks used to their new home. Every single one of those chicks have to have their beaks dipped in water so that they will get a taste for it right away.
Then it was off to explore their new home. They seems quite strong already, hopefully we will have more success with this chick starting.
These chicks are bred to free range and live in the open air but still provide a good source of meat. I wasn’t sure how the children would handle knowing that these chicks were purchased specifically for our table (and our customers). But it didn’t seem to phase them. While I have many vegetarian leanings myself I feel that it is important for any meat my family consumes to be the highest quality which means in part raised the most humane way possible.
I am glad we found a hatchery that feels the same way and is run by a young family similar to ours.