Central Coast for me!
This is my third year keeping chickens on the coast, Talk about mud issues :( We retired our last hens and took the winter off, starting with fresh chicks this spring. We have a good sized hen house, and a treed run, and when the girls are a little bigger they will be allowed to free range for a few hours when we are home in the evenings (as long as they stay out of the garden that is.)
My chicken count is a bit outrageous! But here we go:
7 Buff Orps, 2 are cockerels
6 Ameraucanas, 1 is a silver cockerel
6 Speckled Sussex, 1 is a cockerel
5 Blue Red Laced Wyandottes
3 Gold Laced Wyandottes
1 Mottled Java
1 Cuckoo Marans (possibly a cockerel)
abd 3 Barred Rocks.
We have been milling around the idea of raising a few fall turkeys and a few Muscovy ducks.
I am very interested in getting more Orpingtons, especially lavender or blues, a few more Marans, as well as light Sussex, either color Lakenvelders, Brown Leghorns, and Olive Eggers.
I love how each bird has their very own personality, I could never choose a favorite. I also love that I am able to provide my loved ones with healthy, humanely raised eggs. And the kids LOVE gathering the eggs and seeing who gets to find the best looking one. They are chomping at the bit for these pullets to start laying.
Edited by bullrunslabs - 5/4/16 at 8:29am