Yesterday we put in our chick order at Meyer Hatchery in Ohio.  Clockwise from the upper left, we ordered six Rhode Island Reds, three Barred Rocks, three Silver Laced Wyandottes, and three Black Australorps.  All are female chicks  reputed to grow up to be good egg layers with placid personalities; Monika and I also chose these particular breeds to get an interesting range of colors and patterns.  They are due to be shipped on April 25th and (amazing as it seems to us) we will pick them up at the local post office when they arrive.

This is all very new to us and we have lots to learn.  If my mother is looking down from above, I’m sure she’s saying in our family lexicon: “Whodathunk!”