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New Life (Our Chicks Hatched Today)

We moved into our house last fall with the intention of getting a few laying hens this spring. The house has an old chicken coop in the backyard; it was one of the first things the boys noticed. So, it's July now. Baseball is finished, the 4-H pigs are well on their way, and we're ready for those "spring chickens."

After much research, we ordered a batch of day-old chicks from Welp Hatchery. They hatched and shipped today, so it's time to finish our prep work. We'll also say a quick prayer that the chicks have a safe journey from New Mexico to Oregon.

Connor building the top frame for the brooder