It’s chick season again! I told myself I didn’t need to add any new chicks to our flock this year, but who was I kidding? How can I resist their sweet little fluffy butts? That’s right, I can’t.
The plan was just to get meat birds this year, because we already have 12 chickens (including 1 rooster). Last year, we got our meat birds way too early, and they spent half their lives in our garage because it was still way too cold. This year, we are going to wait a little later until we are sure the weather has warmed up so we can get their stinky butts out and onto fresh grass every day.
So, how did I end up with these cuties then?
Let’s just be honest. I love chickens. I love baby chicks, I love their little peeps, I love their awkward stage where they are just getting their real feathers, and frankly, they are just cute from chick to hen. What isn’t to like? I have heard people say they don’t like chickens, and that is just crazy talk. Every single day I look forward to getting eggs, even when I have 6 dozen in the refrigerator.
Look how beautiful they are! It’s like Easter every day!
Our current flock consists of:
3 Easter Eggers
1 Buff Orpington
1 New Hampshire Red
1 Golden Comet
1 Black Copper Maran
1 Lavender Orpington
3 Barred Rock hens
1 Barred Rock Rooster
The new babies are
3 Buff Orpington
3 Silver Laced Wyandotte
That is 18 chickens total. My word. I should probably get rid of some soon… but how could I possibly do that? The only solution, of course, is to make a bigger coop! We have been saying we need a lighter one anyhow. 😉