My in-laws were up for dinner tonight. While it was great to have the company, there was something nagging in the back of my mind the whole time. The chicks are being brooded in the dining room and we had chicken for dinner. Was that somehow insensitive? Even worse, Megan and Jade got a couple chicks out after dinner, and Megan tried to feed one the remainder of her pulled chicken sandwich. (The chick wanted nothing to do with it.)
At any rate, here are the chicks on the table:
And here's a shot of some in one of the brooders that I thought was nice:
And finally, here's a picture of Braden since I haven't posted any of him yet. He hasn't held the chicks yet, except for snatching one briefly off his sisters lap once, but he is quite fascinated with them.
I will be so glad when the chicks are comfortable at room temperature. It's not quite warm enough for them without the heat lamp. But it's much hotter than we would like it to be in the house because of the heat lamp. I think in the future, any chicks that are being brooded in the house will have to be bought much earlier in the year. Any chicks that come this late in the season will have to be brooded in the coop or the garage.