"I am a chicken owner". A phrase not many care to hear about unless they are chicken owners. Which is a personal Philosophy. Luckily, we are all chicken owners/aspiring chicken owners.
So, I am a chicken owner, indeed.
I am 16, I am an agriculture, photography, art, and common core student. I live in the windiest part of Arizona (or so I believe it) where I own 7 chickens.
7 wonderful feathery fluffy chickens, full of life and personality and a taste for expensive earrings (I should know)
My chickens started out as a thought, after my parents turned down the idea of having a rabbit for my Ag. project in school. They said I needed to have something productive, and that is easy to care for. So I chose chickens.
We bought 4 chickens from a local supply store on August 24th of 2015, 2 Barred Rock pullets, about 17 weeks old, and 2 bantam silkie pullets, a Buff and a White, about 12 weeks old. I named them:
Pullito ( Largest Barred Rock pullet)
Go-Pro ( Lightest Colored Barred Rock Pullet)
Yukon ( White Bantam Silkie)
Nugget ( Buff Bantam Silkie)
The chicken coop was still under construction at the time, so we kept them in the laundry room.
The next day, we went to get the final materials for the chicken coop. It took a while, as we had to stop at ace.
Where there happened to be chickens. 4 week old chickens. 3 to be precise. Now, at this point, my dad had made it clear that we were only going to have 6 chickens, as he had made an egg box with 6 sections. Little did he know, my brown eyes COULD indeed, get bigger, and we ended up taking home all 3 of the chicks. Their names are:
Finn ( 4 week old Barred Rock)
Quinn ( 4 week old Barred Rock)
Reeba ( 4 week old Gold Laced Wynadotte)
It is now November 4th, and my chickens and I have been through a lot, injuries, to wing clipping, to getting the first 2 eggs yesterday morning, and my Buff Bantam Silkie Pullet turning out to be a Buff Bantam Silkie Rooster.
I will continur to keep everyone updated and entertained at the leats in this thread, and will be posting pictures of my dear chickens soon.
Ta Ta for now
( Tonight is Chinese food night)