As soon as I put my youngest on the bus, I'm heading out to the breeder to pick up my little puff balls. My thinking is...one Silkie (he has dark blue or black) 2 Barred Rock (sweet and pretty good layers) 2 red Stars (I THINK he has babies, I know he has almost grown ones-I may have to wait for a finished hen house for them) 1 or 2 Buff Orps or Lavender Orps, and MAYBE a Japanese-they just Hatched on Monday.
My husband and I have discussed our hen house, and he will be expanding it to fit up to 10 hens. There will be an exterior extension for a nesting box or 3 as well! I also have an old Great Dane sized Dogloo that I'll be putting in the pen and modifying for our needs.
I'm so excited I can hardly pack up my sons lunch. I hope I didn't pack him something silly like peanut butter and tuna...but you never know...
I have my pine litter, heating lamp, food trays, and water bottle. He sells Grow-gel, so I'll pick up some of that, along with the organic feed he feeds. Can anyone suggest anything else I may need?
I'm so excited my whole body is vibrating.
Edited by Cheeky Chick - 5/2/12 at 9:31am