We called out to Callahan's General Store today and verified their fresh chick order. After checking that they had the breeds we were interested in, Harris and I drove out there. We picked 5 beauties, all a day old except our Ameraucana who is 5 or 6 days old. She looks like a giant compared to the day-old babies. We've taken to calling her Dinosaur, though I'm hoping she gets a more lady-like name. I'm pretty outnumbered here in the male-female ratio so I'm not crossing any fingers.
I've been hovering over our little cardboard box brooder so constantly checking the thermometer that they must be exhausted from all the commotion. I hope they will sleep well tonight. Harris adores the chicks. He introduced himself properly after his nap, walking over and saying, "Hi chicks. My name is Harris." He loves petting them gently. And I know he'll love getting to hold them which we are planning on building up to. One toddler squeeze and the delicate little girls might not make it.
I'm both excited and nervous about our little chicken adventure. I mostly just hope they make it to adulthood at this point. Wish us luck!