Luhu's Adventures

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Happy one week anniversary chicks!

If I had to say one thing about the chicks, it would be they’re very curious.

We have only had the chicks for one week and they have already grown in size and personality.

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And they are already sprouting wings and tail feathers!

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Say hello to my little chicks

The Chicks are here! They came packaged in a nesting filled box with a heating pad underneath.

Half way through dipping beaks! Beak dipping is very important to do when you first get your baby chicks. I set up the lid to the Tupperware bin as a little table.

The official photo booth.

The pink ruler has lines about one inch apart so you can see on a scale how big the chicks are.  Here they are one day old!

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Chick Stress

I was biking home today and thought I heard the distinctive scratching of a chicken. As I parked my bike I started to call the chickens to me, saying “Where’s my girls?”. After a few seconds of nothing I went towards what I thought was a chicken. I ended up face to face with a pack of wild turkeys.
The chicks are coming this week and I have been more nervous than when I was being followed by two curious wild turkeys. So, trying out different methods, I created a list of good (and bad) things to do while waiting for chicks.
1. Over prepare yourself. (double check the double check list)
2. Travel. (distract yourself )
3. Eat chocolate. (call your mind to a happy place)
4. Over prepare the unlikely. (what will you do if one of the chicks is blind?)
5. Clean. (like a bird readying a nest)
6. Make sure everything is organic. (no toxins near our babies!)
7. Drink hot soothing drinks. ( tea is good for the soul and opens the mind)
8. Turn on the heat lamp. (never know when you might need it)
9. Sit by the phone waiting for the call from the post office.

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