Ok Ma and Pa Kettle (The Egg and I) got me started....so... I wanted chickens, so I studied, and studied and
and studied...for months, close to a year. Trying to find which Chicken would be right for me. My husband and I rented a small farm. He still has to drive about an hour and half to work. But getting settled in we are loving it here. To my surprise there is a hatchery just down the street...WOW..
Is this meant to be or what...At first I wanted to get Production Reds and was contacting Cackle Hatchery, they have a great reputation. After more searching a bit more I fell in love with Buff Orpington's. Just can't imagine mailing my baby birds...So called the Heartland Hatchery which is just down the road ...they had Buff Orpington, also I wanted Wyandotte and had to have Rhode Island Red...everyone has them...and he had them all. So I tracked down and bought two Wyandottes, two Rhode Island's, one Buff and he threw in a Golden Comet. They were all sexed except for my Buff. I only want hens, that is very important. I'm a beginner and afraid of dynamics of a roo. Just not ready for that yet. By the way, it's great that I can write this because no one knows how much you can love these little guys unless you also experience it. I'm still not sure if any of them are hen or roo...So every few weeks I post pictures asking hen or roo. Now I am pretty sure my beautiful Buff is a roo, and I don't even have a Buff hen...
So here it goes...pics of my babies...they are now 10 weeks old.

They fit in a saucer...

one week

Getting their feathers...

they think another flock is in the mirror...they would all cram around the mirror...so cute

My beautiful Guinevere....2 weeks

Well at 9 weeks old my Guinevere is now called Glennie

Ginger 9 weeks

Henrietta 9 weeks


Cleopatra again 9 weeks


I have trouble telling my RIR apart...think this is Precious


This I think is Brett....all at 9 weeks....

Thank you for reading my story...hope you enjoyed my pictures...