We picked up a dozen Rhode Island Reds today (straight run) which are about week old. This is first time we have gotten them locally; in the past we got them in mail from Arizona. (We had slaughtered the remaining of our flock back during Lent.)
My 6 year old son said, "I'm glad we have chickens again-it seems more like a farm with chickens."
I agree. There was someone else excited to see baby chicks....our dog Challenger. He ran to the fence as soon as he heard them. He has not left his spot by the fence nearest the coop since we got home. Not to worry, I don't think Challenger will be here at Bethany too much longer. We are down-sizing in the dog department.