Introducing "The Andre Chicks"

This April, we added seven new family members to our family - our adorable chicks! I honestly cannot tell you how exactly we decided to raise chickens at the exact time of the year they were available, but as luck will have it we did.  (Maybe that is why we decided on getting seven.) We discovered that chicks are only available at Easter and I'm sure we all know why.  They are delivered by the hundreds to the stores that sell them and run between $3.00 to $5.00 depending on where you get them and which type you get.  We chose to go to Big R here in Colorado Springs where they sell everything you need for a sustainable lifestyle at home or on the farm.  So, without further fowl discussion, here let me introduce you to them all...

Cluck Norris - He is the leader of the pack and is a serious bad ass chick.  His current hobbies include pecking, keeping the rest of the chicks in order, and long walks around the pen.

Cluck Norris - He is the leader of the pack and is a serious bad ass chick.  His current hobbies include pecking, keeping the rest of the chicks in order, and long walks around the pen.


Chippers- Not the sharpest chick out of all seven, but definitely one of the cutest.  He is the only yellow chick, so he may feel singled out; however, he gets plenty of attention.  Chippers is an Aries (like the rest of them) and his occupation will be to lay eggs for a living.  Current hobbies include chirping, freaking out when someone reaches into the pen, and falling asleep immediately if you rub his belly.   

Chippers- Not the sharpest chick out of all seven, but definitely one of the cutest.  He is the only yellow chick, so he may feel singled out; however, he gets plenty of attention.  Chippers is an Aries (like the rest of them) and his occupation will be to lay eggs for a living.  Current hobbies include chirping, freaking out when someone reaches into the pen, and falling asleep immediately if you rub his belly.   


Sal Monella + Chickney Spears - I cannot freaking tell these two apart, BUT all three of our children can!!!  Their idea of a perfect day includes falling asleep standing up, digging random holes in the wood chips in the pen, and snuggling.  

Sal Monella + Chickney Spears - I cannot freaking tell these two apart, BUT all three of our children can!!!  Their idea of a perfect day includes falling asleep standing up, digging random holes in the wood chips in the pen, and snuggling.  


This is Jim - Jim is a little peeved because he is the only chick that has every color feather from the chick rainbow.  His favorite cocktail is tap water, preferably with wood chips or feed it in.  He has not seen any good movies or read any good books lately, but his crowning achievement so far is that he pooped on Bubba.  (you will meet him shortly.)

This is Jim - Jim is a little peeved because he is the only chick that has every color feather from the chick rainbow.  His favorite cocktail is tap water, preferably with wood chips or feed it in.  He has not seen any good movies or read any good books lately, but his crowning achievement so far is that he pooped on Bubba.  (you will meet him shortly.)


Stephen Bawkings - In honor of the late Stephen Hawkings who dies a few days before we brought him home.  If you are looking for him, he is usually asleep - beak first - in the bowl of feed.  He does not enjoy exercise or working out, but he has traveled as far as the living room.  His summer plans this year are moving into the backyard as soon as the weather gets nice.  

Stephen Bawkings - In honor of the late Stephen Hawkings who dies a few days before we brought him home.  If you are looking for him, he is usually asleep - beak first - in the bowl of feed.  He does not enjoy exercise or working out, but he has traveled as far as the living room.  His summer plans this year are moving into the backyard as soon as the weather gets nice.  


Bubba - Bubba will most likely need anger management classes.  Not only does he walk all over the rest of the chicks (literally), but he pecks at them often as well.  He does not have any respect for personal chick space and likes to ruffle feathers.  His typical day includes, sleeping, eating, pooping, walking around the pen and bothering the other chicks.  

Bubba - Bubba will most likely need anger management classes.  Not only does he walk all over the rest of the chicks (literally), but he pecks at them often as well.  He does not have any respect for personal chick space and likes to ruffle feathers.  His typical day includes, sleeping, eating, pooping, walking around the pen and bothering the other chicks.  


Karlova - Although she is a kitten, would really like to be the eighth chick.  Her current hobbies are watching the chicks walk around in their pen, laying on top of their pen, and sleeping on top of their pen.  All seven chicks are terrified of her and looking forward to the day when they are bigger, so they can all play.  

Karlova - Although she is a kitten, would really like to be the eighth chick.  Her current hobbies are watching the chicks walk around in their pen, laying on top of their pen, and sleeping on top of their pen.  All seven chicks are terrified of her and looking forward to the day when they are bigger, so they can all play.  


***NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THESE PHOTOS***