Raising chicks isn’t something we ever thought we’d do, and yet here we are, in our basement with a half-dozen chirping chicks on our hands. Join us to watch the fun!
Hi, woodland chums!
No recipe this week as Emily is busy with photography work, so I thought I’d “entertain” you (rarely was a word used so incorrectly with such flagrant abandon) with a little video diary of us raising chicks. Last September, we got five new chicks, and like any proud parent, I Periscoped the hell out of them for about a month before promptly dropping the whole documentary process.
Raising chicks: Pictures and videos
But here they are, archived for your viewing “pleasure” (I refer you, again, to the above disclaimer). My best David Attenborough impersonation sounds like a lot of repetitive wittering, so don’t feel like you have to listen to all of it. There are also chats onscreen which I didn’t realize wouldn’t get captured, so that’s why you’re hearing me respond to invisible/inaudible questions and comments. It’s not just the voices in my head, I promise. And yes, the first few are indeed vertical. Periscope didn’t do horizontal when I filmed these. (I am an audio-visual professional, honest, guv.)
So here you go: a few slices from the chicken-raising life. Maybe it’ll inspire some of you to start raising chicks? Stranger things have happened…
The First Day
After 5 Days
28 Days Later…
And here they are in full-grown form. Aside from Bernie Sanders in the picture at the top of the post, you may recognize the olive egger second from the left, below, the Marans at the back, and the Cream Legbar in the center.
You might be thinking that perhaps chickens with such varied colors produce eggs of a similar variety. You’d be right! This is genuinely one of the main reasons we wanted a good variety of chicks.
Reddit liked our egg post and picture so much they wrote up an article about it on Upvoted. Welcome to the big time!
(We’ve got so many eggs now, though, you guys. Please come and take (buy) some. There are only so many quiches a man can eat.)
Of course, we make lots of other things with our incredibly fresh eggs. Here is just a small sample: