Monday, April 6, 2015

New Arrivals - Paquerette & Picorette

So we have two new family members, Paquerette & Picorette, two six week old chicks, arrived last Friday just in time for Easter!  Early last week Aurelie decided that we should have a chicken to supply us with fresh eggs (not unusual here) and thus a saga was begun!

My suggestion that a couple of pallets, some other wood and a plastic tarp that we had lying about the place would, with the addition of some chicken wire, make a perfectly serviceable chicken coop was overruled so after looking around at various options we ended up with a fancy new ready made hen house.  

Initially we had thought of getting a single chick but then thought if we did that and it would be lonely, so we needed to get two (briefly, when Aurelie saw the newborn chicks that were also for sale, it was going to be four but we were told that mixing the older and younger chicks might not be the best idea it went back to two).  So after more looking around to find the place selling the "happiest" chicks, we found the best place we thought we would we return the next day with the kids to buy the chicks once we had everything ready at home, of course when we went the next day all of the chicks had been sold!   Luckily they were due to get more the next day so Aurelie and the kids duly returned to the shop last Friday and picked up two chicks, the aforementioned Paquerette & Picorette.  

Ela and Picorette

Toffee meeting a new family member

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