Yep. I confess. I did it again. I really had no intention of doing it again, given my track record, but I simply could not help myself. I figure, hey, I got permission, right? So now at least I know I am not in this alone- I have an enabler.
Chicken Math strikes again. I got more chicks!
Tuesday, I decided to head to Tractor Supply. Hunny had gotten me ”chick starter kit.” The feeder that came in that set was not the kind I had in mind, but thought I’d give it a try and see how it went. Butternut had gotten her foot caught, and flopped out backwards. Had this happened slightly to the left, she could have landed in the water and drowned.
After the foot incident, I decided I should try the other feeder. It didn’t even occur to me that it was Tuesday. Tuesdays are the days here when my TSC gets the new batch of chicks during chick days. Normally I have things to do Tuesday afternoons, but since it was the week after Easter, we had the week off.
Can you see me drooling over the chicks down there? I spent a good bit of time looking at them. Earlier, I had decided that I wouldn’t get my chicks there, because they didn’t know what breeds they were, and I had some specific breeds in mind. As it turns out, they had some chicks there the likes of which I didn’t have already. And they were cute. REALLY cute.
I also spent a good bit of time talking with one of the girls who was working there that afternoon. I told her I had more chicks on order, and really could not take another 6. She was wanting more chicks, but not another 6 as well. We were able to split the 6; she getting 3 and me getting 3. (disclaimer: normally, TSC won’t let you do this, BUT, they know me down there, and they know I already have chicks. They know that I am not getting them for Easter gifts for my kiddos, and that I’m adding to an existing flock. )
I called Hunny - well, my dd called Hunny because I was scared – and then she turned the phone over to me. I presented my case, and he agreed! It was my lucky day!
I got one more EE, to keep things balanced, in addition to two others that they aren’t sure of breed. We think one is a Black Minorca and the other is a Dominique. I am not sure on the Black Minorca, mostly because the feathers coming in are white-ish, but we’ll have to wait a few weeks and see. I am hoping (again) that they are all girls. There’s another very nice girl working there who said that in the event I end up with a boy, she will re-home him to her nephew’s farm. I feel much better having an “out.”