One week from today my baby chicks will arrive. I need to start to get my things in order to be ready for the responsibly of baby chicks. I need to get all my brooder stuff out and set up so when they arrive all I have to do is turn on the light. I need to pull supplies out of the garage and shed and get them cleaned up so I can bring it all into the house. I must say in lots of ways I am excited to see what the new breeds bring to my flock. On the other hand I dread the whole process of raising baby animals and the knowledge that more will have to be butchered. It is the cycle of life and keeping a flock of chickens brings it up close and personal.