I've never raised chickens before but my husband supports all my new and weird hobbies and built me a coop. After a few sleepless nights of planning, I placed my very first order from Meyers this week and my chicks are due to arrive first of March!
I never realized you could buy livestock through the mail, but this is 2016. Seemed kinda in humane at first then I realized everyone around here purchased theirs the same way. So hoping for a box of live, healthy chicks! Have a large brooder ready to go for them, just waiting on a heat plate and of course the babies!
I may have over exceeded my chicken farming ability starting off with 15 but I guess if your gonna do something go BIG or go home lol I am running out of room with this whole "backyard farming" I really need to bat my eyelashes and see if we can buy more property haha
I have 2 little girls, ages 1.5 and 4. They LOVE animals and eat eggs like crazy!!! So this just may be something that we can enjoy for years.
Since they are so young I researched and spoke to many people about calm friendly breeds so I ordered what I thought would work for us. Another plus to ordering from an online hatchery and not Tractor Supply. Ordered all female for now. Maybe someday I will be brave enough to get a roo and hatch our own chicks!
Anyways, hope to meet several of you and learn from those who have been there done that