Hello We are Scott and Kathy. We started raising chickens last year so that our grand kids would know where eggs come from. They were egg eaters but some times they would be wishy washy and say I don't like eggs. We went to our local town and country store and bought 30 straight run meat chickens and 30 brown chickens which we now know to be New Hampshire Reds. When it was all said and done we had a nice bunch of hens and three roosters that added up to 23. Life was good. We loved to sit and watch them as they grew and learned their personalities.
Before long we were getting more eggs than we could use and give away so we posted an add for free range eggs for sale and got more customers than we could keep up with. We decided we would have to either get more chickens or sell the ones we had. No way did I want to give them up. Nothing better than free range eggs and where would we go for ZEN? Then trouble really bloomed.....My husband learned about all the different colors of eggs that were out there. Well that did it. Today we have our original 25. Bought some Barred Rocks, Sussex, and a pair of White Silkies though I had never thought that I would want any of them until I saw them. Awwww they are so cute I told him. HeHe! Then we started the hunt for eggs,(after we bought an incubator and tested it out) At the current count, We have only hatched 3 batches of eggs and bought a few chicks and we have just under a hundred of them. Are we crazy or what? We love it though. We have as I have seen in the Beware thread on insurance been given notice by our insurance company because they only allow ten chickens, (in case you are interested we have Liberty Mutual) I asked them couldn't we sign a waver or something and she said no. I said what is wrong with chickens? We live in the country on a dead end AND private road.....she said "they poop in the yard". REALLY???? I said to her...and dogs don't do that? Oh well on to bigger and better insurance. Happy to be here and look forward to chatting with all of you and learning even more!
Scott & Kathy