My husband and I live outside of Paragon. We only have 7 pullets and a rooster. My daughter fell in love with the chickens when they had them at Rural King this past Spring. My mantra use to be "Nothing with feathers." My daughter has always wanted a peacock. Well, I was out voted and now we have our own "flock". We would love to get more, but the coop we bought is too small. I am looking to buy or build another one soon. We spent way too much on the first one, so we are trying to be a little more frugal this time around.
We have 6 Buff Orpingtons Pullets, 1 Buff Rooster and 2 Ameraucanas. I would love to get some Rhode Island Reds and Plymouth Rocks. I also need a breed that lays white eggs. My dad won't eat a "wild" egg. So I am going to fake him out with "wild" white eggs. LOL I also want to see if he and I can surprise my husband with a bigger coop.
My 9 year old daughter loves going out in the morning and afternoon collecting eggs. These birds have been a God-Send to us. My daughter has Aspergers and has several severe sensory issues. She loved the soft little chicks and will actually spend time outside to be near the flock. I feel funny calling 8 animals a flock. LOL She is normally an indoor girl. It is fantastic to see her feel so excited about finding the eggs. She wants more chickens and I will do what I can to keep her interested.
I am so happy to have other Hoosiers to get information from that have been in this game longer. Maybe getting some coop ideas.