Hello, my name is Jaymie, and I love my chickens :)
I'm a mom of 3, 16yrs, 14yrs, and 5 yrs. My 5 yr old is my official chicken helper, and takes claim to any babies we get. She then promptly brings them into her clubhouse and "feeds" them plastic food from her little kitchen. So far theres been no poop on her carpet, but I know the day is coming, and I'll be her official cleaner...lol
I'm new to chickens this year, in May. I was lucky, and started out with mostly laying hens, and our 4 babies are all old enough to not need lamps and eat layer mash. I look forward to chicks maybe next year. We currently have 24, with 9 being roo's. We plan on keeping only one rooster though. My chickens are more like pets, they each have names, and their own personalities. The roosters are named mostly soup, nugget, stew...with no one name permanent to any bird, except Buddy, our keeper of the flock :) he's just a baby himself, but watching him grow in comparison to his sister is amazing! I look forward to gaining lots more knowledge...I know theres a wealth to be given, and especially to a newbie like me :)
Oh! and we also have 2 ducks, new to them this spring as well!
We are located in Alberta, Canada.