Meet Chicken Batch B8-071013

In other words... Batch 8, arrived on 07/10/13.   (It's not as industrial as it sounds!)

Over the next 8 weeks, we will bring you a few photos and a description of what's going on for Batch 8 as they grow.  So, here's the beginning of their story:

The 500 chickens in Batch 8 hatched on July 9, and were promptly shipped to the Pescadero Post Office.  They arrived July 10, at 9 am, and Bonnie, the post mistress, called to let us know they were here.  Bonnie is very good natured about the horrendous racket 500 peeping baby chicks make--I think she likes fielding questions about them.  

That's right, priority mail!

That's right, priority mail!

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I picked them up and brought them home, and soon they were scurrying all around the brooder, figuring out the feeders and the waterer, and exploring the heated hover.  

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They will get 2-3 weeks in the brooder before they are put out to pasture and running around on green grass!