Wednesday, October 30, 2013

They're heeeeeeeeeeeeeere


Oh, well don't be.  Even though Halloween is tomorrow they're not aliens, not ghosts, not even zombies.
Of course I am talking about our 5 new pullets.  Our Cuckoo Marans arrived today!!!!  And now our flock family is least until Spring.

These girls had a much shorter shipping time than the first pullets.  So they weren't nearly as hungry and their feathers were in much better shape than our first chickens.

The pictures really don't capture how pretty these girls are.  And of course they can't completely relax yet.  They have to be introduced to our first 7 girls and find their place in the pecking order.  I am really hoping that the process goes smoothly.  I am surprised at how small these girls look compared to our first pullets.  I guess that just goes to show how much the first girls have grown!

Have you ever noticed in life how everything HAS to happen all at once.  I called the post office this morning to make sure they had my cell phone number and home phone number so they could reach me when the chickens arrived.  And of course I got a call while I was on the way to the Orthodontist Office with my daughter.  I hated to think of the girls being in the box a moment longer than necessary.  Thankfully Taylor's appointment only lasted about 10 minutes.  Whew!  

Welcome to Kansas girls!  We are so happy you are here and hope you lay us some beautiful chocolate brown eggs VERY soon.


  1. Yay!!! Welcome girls!!! Will you be quarantining?

    1. Jennifer, I chose not to quarantine with this set. These pullets actually come from the same hatchery as my first pullets. The original order was for all 12 chickens to arrive at the same time. But the heat wave we had reduced the number of chicks the hatchery had and they didn't have the cuckoo marans to fill my order. I really didn't have the set up right now to quarantine and since they were coming from the same hatchery I decided it wasn't necessary. Under any other circumstances I would have quarantined. :)