Chicks are a lot like any other babies. They spend most of their time doing one of five things; eating, drinking, pooping, sleeping, and crying (cheeping in the case of chicks.) And wow can 150 chicks CHEEP!
I can hardly express to you the volume they can produce. When the post office called on Monday to tell us they were here the call went like this:
"Hello, this is Leon with the Peninsula post office."
"Hi, Leon, are they here?"
"Yep, they just came in."
"Are you coming to get them now?"
"I will have my husband come get them."
"Is he coming now, because we close at 12 for lunch."
I looked at the clock and it was 11:35. I am at my "real job" and have no idea
what hubby was up to that second. He could be at Lowes, or muddy, or in the back field. "He will come in the early afternoon."
"oh...." And it was a defeated and depressed "oh...."
When he got there at 1:12 he was greeted as he opened the door to the loud and happy cheeping of little voices. Leon looked up and pointed at the cheeping box next to him "Are these yours?" Hubby confirmed it and Leon looked very happy.
Leon said that they had another chick order this morning, it came in with the first truck. A small box, the person came for them right around 11:00. He said he was happy for the quite. As soon as they were gone though another truck came in and this one had our mega box of 150 chicks. Poor guy.
I understand the feeling, because when I was putting them in the brooder I was about to go deaf! I put the box in the brooder and one by one had to pick them up, and dip their beaks in the water to show them where it was. That can take a while with 150, in the mean time they all are PISSED and loud. EVERY one cheeping for their mamas.
Well buddies, I am your mama! But bending over with my head a foot from them for about an hour, I really thought my ears would never stop ringing!
So I guess that is not really a cute thing, you will have to wait for another post for that! It will give me something to post about tomorrow!
(There farmer-boy, 2 posts in 2 days!)