There are only 202 left. Unfortunately the chicks got chilled when they first came and 98 of them died. When they are full grown, all but 50 will be sent to slaughter and the remaining 50 will be left to roam free in the spring with the roosters.
Chickens help to keep the amount of insects under control and they are also good for the soup pot and to keep fresh eggs on the table. In this instance, once the eggs are fertilized, they will be put in an incubator and then more baby chicks will be born. The people at the farm are hoping to have a flock of about 50 chickens and three roosters on a continuing basis.
The barn wasn't too cold because the animals' body heat help to keep it warm. Brandon had a great conversation with James, the hired man, about all that is being planned for the farm. He holds a great interest in farm life, probably because I've told him about living on the farm when I was a child. He does love the animals and he's come a long way since he began this animal therapy in March. It's good for his self esteem and when he helps feed and water the animals, it makes him feel good about himself. He knows the names of every animal on that farm. Before we knew it, an hour and a half had passed.
We left the farm and stopped at Tim Horton's (coffee franchise.) I got Brandon a hot chocolate and I enjoyed a hot cup of tea. We were chilly, but had enjoyed our time together.
I hope you enjoyed your tour of the farm. I will try to get more photos on Thursday when Jordan and I visit.
Carolyn at Talk to Grams has so kindly asked me to accept not one, but two awards from her. Grams is one of my most special blogging buddies. Carolyn, thank you so much. I'm truly honored and cherish your friendship.
Thanks again, Carolyn.
Now, in the spirit of giving, I would like to give these awards to any of my blogging buddies that would like to have them. You can take one or both. Enjoy!
Note: Blogger was giving me a bit of a hard time tonight, so please excuse the mess of this post. I'm not sure why some paragraphs are double spaced and some single. *sigh* However, I must get back to my writing.