Thursday, May 21, 2009

Chicken Names

Last night, after a lot of hard thinking, Chris came up with: Thigh, Breast, and Wing.

So, NOT cool.

On a related note: The chicks survived their first night in the Casa de J. But when I went down to check on them at 6:30 this morning, it first appeared as if they were all dead. Well, they're not dead, but they're either sick or just plain lazy. I'm hoping for lazy. Since I've never done this before, I don't know what 'normal' looks like. How much are they supposed to sleep? How much should they be eating? Do most chicks fall asleep in their food dishes? Are mine just weird? I know it's quite common for small chicks to expire without much warning but I'd really like mine to pull through. I checked for pasty butt this morning but all appeared to have clean-looking vents and no eye discharge. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed.