pollitos: round two
We have five new babies. Yes. Five.
I had this brainwave that we would try again with the chickies while my sister and her kids were here. It took a couple of trips to the pueblito down south, mostly because the chickens we wanted were not available (small, female, egg layers) and we would have to wait for them to hatch.
At four-thirty in the afternoon on Monday, the day before my sister’s departure, the owner of the shop called to tell me that he had a batch of beautiful babies ready for us. Less than one day old.
It has been two days and they are doing well. We have a nice little heat-lamp and all of the right watering and feeding implements.
Oh. And a coop. Delivered by, of all things… a horse and cart! I almost died when the carpenter suggested it. And I wasn’t sure enough about my Spanish to believe it would actually happen. But then it came, clip clopping into the compound.
You can see W’s incredulous expression:
This was a couple of weeks ago. We are still chucha-proofing it (lights, stakes, triple chicken-wiring, extra latches), but for now, the babies are safe inside the house.
Hoping for the best…
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