Hatchery to Home: A Love Story

By countrychixs · Nov 2, 2014 · ·
  1. countrychixs
    Hey Everyone,

    I just wanted to show some love for the ladies I got about 5 months ago. It's been such an amazing experience to start from day old chicks. I love watching them grow and cannot wait to spend many years with my sisterhood. So without further introduction here are some pics throughout the last 5 months.

    Driving to the Post Office was very scary. When I got the call my girls had arrived I remember jumping in the car at 6 a.m. to drive the long drive to go get them. I had been setting up my little pen for weeks, and was very ready to meet them. They were all very energetic when I got them, and loved the little pen.

    I had purchased 4 Barred Rocks, 1 Clean Faced Easter Egger, 4 Buff Laced Polish, 4 Ameraucanas, 3 Buff Orphingtons

    Skip forward a little more than a month, I had lost one Buff Laced Polish to heat stroke (that was very depressing), but everyone else was thriving.

    At 3 months we finally started to turn out to the large run when the weather was nice.

    Also, we started working through our baby feathers to adult feathers.

    Now at around 5 months we are eating everything we can get a hold of, perching, and exploring new places (the backyard). Also, some of the ladies have great hair now.

    Here's to the next big step, laying!

    Thanks for reading!

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  1. Lilorp14
    ok, it took 3 weeks to complete my flock i got them at all different ages and they seemed fine together one of my orpingtons would squeeze through the bars of my divider and hop in with the big chicks (somehow that sounds wrong) and she was fine!
  2. countrychixs
  3. countrychixs
    Thank you! They are such a great group of hens! I was very lucky to be able to get a wide variety of ladies in my order. Took me 3 months to finally decide on a group.
  4. mebuff daisy
  5. chickincrazy
    Pretty chickens!!! I love rainbow flocks!
  6. Ballerina Bird
    Totally adorable chicks, pics, and captions! Love!
  7. Yorkshire Coop
    Lovely time line pics of your flock growing up!! Your polish look great i have a passion for them and your BLP look beautiful.
  8. RezChamp
    Nice looking flock. I especially like the BLP. I've wanted BLP for years. Haven't got em yet. Someday maybe. I hope they turn as pretty as yours.
  9. Carpenter Coop
    Love the colored flock

    That's how I chose mine
  10. ShadyGroveFarm1
    Love the Buff Laced Polish!!
  11. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Chicken Picture Of the Week. Thanks for posting your chickens to our "My Chickens" pages! You can find more info about our POW here: BYC POW process
  12. Lilorp14
    p.s what hatchery did you get them from?
  13. Lilorp14
    i once lost many birds (quail) to heat stroke... your polish is so cute looking!!!
  14. countrychixs
    Thank you! They such a great group of ladies, no fighting, and all are very pretty with big personalities.
  15. chickenneighbor
    Very pretty flock!
  16. lovepeeps
    You have a beautiful flock
  17. countrychixs
    Thanks! I always had country hens growing up & I guess now being able to explore more breeds I just want to share with everyone....all the time! Lol, my poor facebook feed is all chicken updates!
  18. Free as a Bird
    I love your Polish! So cute!
  19. Chickenchick11
    Love your flock! [​IMG]

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