They came in this box. All 80 of them snuggled together to stay warm.
Michael constructed a pen for them in his shop. We will keep them in there for awhile until we are certain that the weather will stay warm enough for them and that they are strong enough to go in the outside coop. Having them downstairs also makes it easier to care for them for the first few days.
We mixed up sugar water to give them a boost and help get them started. I put one third heaping cup of sugar to a quart of water. This should help them gain the energy that was lost during the shipping process.
On another farm note, Angel, the house lamb, spent her first night outside. She woke me up crying at about 3:00 a.m. She didn't stop crying until sometime after 5:00 a.m. Did I mention that having a farm can cause loss of sleep???? Not to worry though, I do enjoy a good cup of java...and today I am sure I will enjoy several!
grace and peace,