Fresh Eggs for the Kellers. Eleven, one day old chicks arrived on the doorstep via FedEx this week(@ Michael's parent's house).
Right when their egg shell cracks and the chicks are born, an expert determines their sex and the girls are shipped off. No roosters/males are allowed within the city limits of Atlanta, so the ones we recieved are all females. When the chickens are 4-5 months old, they start laying eggs. Since there isn't a rooster around to make a baby chick-a-dee , the chickens lay unfertilized eggs...and they lay about one per day! They sit on them and protect them even though they will never turn into baby chicks. So there's your chicken sex - education for the day.
We kept the chicks in a box in the house under a heat lamp for a few days and then moved them outside to the chicken coop. They are all different kinds of chickens, so their eggs will all look different. Some green, blue, brown and yellow eggs.
This is round 3 of chickens for the Kellers. I think Cathy Keller has started a trend in Buckhead. Lots of these buckhead moms now have chicken coops in their backyard...and even the Chattooga Club in Cashiers got chickens too!
Im not sure if I will be getting a chicken coop in my backyard anytime soon...but I sure am excited about the fresh eggs.
Oh! And Wade loves the chicks. Every morning he says "chicks?" So we walk out to the coop check on them.
Wade had to watch them while eating lunch.
Freckles loves the chicks too.