And these twin 7-year-old chicks Kassie (who's been on a Topanga from Boy Meets World hair kick lately) and Kelsey are pretty adorable too!
The chicks arrive by US Postal Service when they are one day old.
Kim ordered 50 this year...25 of the female Cornish Cross (on left) which will end up in our freezer on Memorial Day weekend and 25 female Golden Hubbard Comets which we will keep for egg-layers.
Kassie and Kelsey have become Kim's little farm helpers, so they were there to help Papaw get the babies all settled into their new home.
Heat lamps keep them warm until their feathers grow in.
They are so cute now...but it won't take long for them to start getting ugly when they trade in that soft fuzz for feathers and the awkward chicken adolescent stage.
Juni is our animal lover, and she couldn't wait to come over to see the babies. I think she could stay out there with them all day.
Krew was a little reluctant at first...
...but then he warmed up to them.
Those little Cornish Cross chicks are big eaters...in a couple of days they were twice the size of the little brown Golden Hubbard chicks.
Since Kim got carried away and ordered too many meat chickens in 2018 and we still had plenty in the freezer, last year we didn't get any chicks. I think it's the first year since we moved out here 38 years ago that we didn't have baby chicks in the springtime. I kinda missed it.
Nothing says springtime quite like...
...cute baby chicks.