Every three years or so, we get a new batch of baby chicks. It’s our way of keeping the egg supply rolling in. Over the last few weeks I’ve been busy pouring over hatchery catalogs and trying to decide…how many? Which kind? What’s the best hatchery prices? Who will lay the most eggs..and on and on.
The last time we got a big batch of chicks was some time ago….That time they came from Murray McMurray Hatchery. That’s where I am ordering from again. I discovered them years ago…from Martha Stewart. That’s where she orders her chicks from.
The last time I ordered chicks from McMurray’s was so special. At 7 am on Sunday I got a call for the post office. The postman was on the phone and said our chicks were in and we could come pick them up from the post office. YEP! Chicks can be shipped in the mail. It just so happened that it was Mother’s Day…my best Mother’s Day EVER!! We had the option of driving to the post office in Decorah (30 minute drive) or picking them up Monday at our local post office.
Kalissa and I jumped right in the car to get them.
In the meantime, the rest of the family started setting up the chick area.
The posts office was filled with cheeps as we arrived. There were about 8 other boxes of chicks waiting to be picked up. The postman said several boxes had already been picked up.
I just love chicks…
Kalissa does too….(however, she doesn’t like chickens..at least not the chores)
I had trouble narrowing down my order. The minimum order is 25 chicks. (other hatcheries have smaller limits) I was suppose to stick with the 25…but (shhhh) what hubby doesn’t know won’t hurt him. I think I ordered 28. Trust me, I would have ordered more but our building isn’t bigger. One thing I like about McMurray’s is that I can order one or two of different breeds. Some hatcheries make customers order 5 or each breed. In all, I ordered 13 different breeds.
I have a BIG circle around April 23 on my calendar….It’s chick day!