Pretty sure that I said we would never have any pets.
So why do I have two baby chickens living in my house?
It's because I said 'maybe' when asked if we could bring the school's hatching egg chickens home.
I said maybe we would grab some for Grandma or for the neighbour who both keep chickens, as they are FREE
So why the next day do I greet my daughter after school who is squeeling:
We get to take chickens home.
They have to come home TODAY.
The chickens go back to the farm at 6pm
I have a box to put them in.
We have to GO NOW and pick some
Before they are all gone... HURRY...
So suddenly with 2 mins notice we are proud parents of two baby chicks. (oh help me please)
Meet Midnight and Snow.
I think they almost froze to death the first night when we realised (the next morning) the Ikea lamp we were heating them under was a safety bulb and was emitting NO HEAT.
We borrowed a lamp from a neighbour and set them up in their little home we fashioned out of a broken guinea pig cage we picked up off the side of the road.
They are now 3 weeks old and lost their feathers. They have survived the extra
I just spent half an hour chasing the little yellow one around the back yard, trying to get it back in the cage. I will die if left out ( we have several cats who come thru our yard, not to mention possums. big chickens etc)
Fast little thing it is.
Which reminds me why I
Off to the neighbours they go as soon as they are big enough.
What little chicks do you know get a vase of flowers to 'brighten up their room' ~ Lucky things.
Note they are no longer in the house and I am happy that the smell is gone and that they are now outside in nature in their cage :) They might be growing on me. I even hid them for our rent inspection. I check on them everynight before bed. It has taught the girls a 'little' responsibility, but this has reminded me (though I already knew - The mother ends up looking after the animals)
What animal shall we torture next? Guinea Pig?