Here's what they look like when they arrive in the box. We ordered 12 hens but unfortunately they only shipped 11. My Pet Chicken emailed this morning and is trying to resolve the problem. In the box is a heating pad to keep them warm on their journey home.
We got them settled right in and they were peeping very loudly. All of them began to drink and eat immediately. I'm amazed at one day old how they know how to do that.
We ordered 2 Cuckoo Marans which are just beautiful. The three Easter Eggers are brown, Chipmunk colored and a smoky yellow. We have one Plymouth Rock that is smoky colored, a Buff Orpington and 2 Australorps and 2 Dominiques. The Australorp and Dominique chicks look very similar and I'm having a hard time telling them apart. One of them has already been named Trouble-she makes a break for it everytime the cage door is open and pecks my finger. Remember the movie "Chicken Run?"
And sometimes they sit in the water dish-and poop in it. We do water changes about 5 or 6 times a day. They are very messy with kicking litter and managing to get waste into the water.
Morgan got a little cuddle time last night with the Easter Egger that looks like Chipmunk, one of our grown hens that lays green eggs.
Excuse the wet head on Morgan-it was after bath time. I think this is one of the Dominiques that she is holding. Hard to tell.