This is the first time we've had chickens, so I'm researching the do's and don'ts. I have two Barred Rocks, two Rhode Island Reds, one New Hampshire, and one mystery white chick with a couple of black specks on it. Out of the 2-3 dozen eggs in the incubator last week at our Extension FARMtastic event for children, this was the only white chick. I've thought about raising chickens in recent years as several of my local friends have been talking about theirs, so this was the perfect opportunity to take some home and get started!
My husband (of 40 years!) and I live on the farm, and our children are grown with families of their own in other towns. We have plenty of room for the chicks, but we also have many, many predators, so that will be one of the challenges.
I've already enjoyed reading the forums and educational files, so I'm looking forward to being a part of the group.