We ordered 13 baby chicks a while back and they’re now ready to go into the outside coop. We’ve had to get a bit creative to make room for them all but they should get moved into the big coop this week.
Last week Vince and I went to vote early and as we were leaving, Vince said “Tractor Supply has baby chicks!” NO!!! We don’t need any more. We made a deal with each other that we would go look but we were NOT going to buy any.
We got to Tractor Supply and they hardly had any left. Those first few batches of chickens go quickly. There were a few bantams, some cochin and some silkies. There was one little grayish brown bantam that was so cute. It seemed to have a good personality and I kept watching it and giggling. There was one little yellow one with “pasty butt”. I pointed it out to the girl working with the chickens and she said she had been trying to clean the baby chick’s “vent”. OK . . all little too much information but that’s really info you need to know! 🙂
Then when I looked over in the “assorted pullet” tub, there was ONE little yellow chick left. Someone had bought the last of the chicks and left ONE! One is a lonely number, you know? I was sad that the little chicken was left alone.
Tractor Supply has a rule that you have to buy at least 6 chicks and, there was no way we were getting 6 chicks but I would have taken that one lonely little yellow chick. The lady said . . if you want it, you don’t have to buy 6 chicks. You can buy just the one. Vince said OK . . we’ll take it. Then he said he wanted to buy the little dark cochin bantam that I liked. The lady said “If you’ll take Pasty Butt and take care of here, I’ll give her to you.”
And that, my friends, is how we ended up with three more baby chicks!
Hopefully “Pasty butt” won’t stick as a name, maybe Patsy?
May all your chicks turn out to be hens. They are so sweet looking, if it was me, I would have to take them all.
So now you have to do daily ‘pasty butt’ duty? Oh boy, you guys’re gonna have your hands full with all of those young’uns! HA
There is something about the fowl gene. Love the clucks. And baby chicks are so comforting.. It shouldn’t take too many days with pasty.
diane - FL says
My Daddy had the same problem with “critters”. They just always ended up coming home with him, mostly free of charge. If my parents had not lived in the city we would have had a menagerie. As it was we had rabbits (lots), he raised doves (I loved their coos), finches, all sorts of birds. He hated cats he said; but his favorite pet was a huge tiger cat who mourned for ages when we had to put Daddy in the nursing home. We had dogs of every size and shape, fish, guinea pigs, even a Mink once. Daddy loved animals and taking care of them.
You just gave me a nice walk down memory lane. Thank you!
Sue K says
Love those little peeps. Makes me wish I could get some of my own. Don’t think the neighbors would like it (nor the hubby!)
It’s SO hard to resist those darling little chicks. I know . . . I brought 4 more home last week. 😀
Enjoy your sweet new birds!
I knew you couldn’t just look (as I laugh reading this). They are adorable and you couldn’t leave the yellow one alone.
Sheryl Till says
Baby chicks are so darned cute and so darned addictive. I gave away and sold most of my 40+ chickens last year so we’re down to 10…a nice, manageable number for me. And way more eggs than I will ever eat.
Aw. They are all in a good home now!
You really know how to tell a story, Judy. I love this!
Brandy M. says
Awww, I love it! It’s like trying not to buy more yarn… So, why the pasty-butt? Is the little baby sick?
ENJOY your new babies!!