Hi Kim! I am in Hampstead, just a bit down the road from you!! You are right, there are few in Jacksonville that are not military!! I am one of the few born and breed Wilmingtonians!! We are pretty new to chicken raising, got our first last September. Now we have 22. We have Jersey Giants, Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Cochins, Buff Orphington, and a couple mystery chickens!! We have built 5 coops, three out of all repurposed pallets. One has a front porch with railing!! DH is so creative!! I had hoped to work outside today too, but so much for that!! I am working the next two days and hoping that Wed. is sunny and warm!! Fingers crossed!!
Originally Posted by NewChickHere
Hi Dlockey. Thank you for the welcome. I am in the Jacksonville area but am not military. Which is the number one question asked around here. lol. I have 26 1 week old babies. 3 Anconas, 2 Silkies, 1 Black Australorp, 8 Red Stars, 4 Barred Rocks, and I think 8 Araucanas. Does that total 26? lol. Anyway, this is definitely a very exciting adventure for me and my family but we are really enjoying them so far. We also have a wonderful Rottweiler that loves the little chicks, well he loves all living things. A BIG baby for sure.
Sure wish it wasn't so yucky out. Hubby is building me a nice big coop and today he is off and it's suppose to rain all day.
Have a great day! Kim