This chick was meant to have chicks! Currently I only have 3 actual chickens (chicks). But I am a mother to 5 human (chicks). Who knew raising the feathered kind would be almost as rewarding. I love raising chickens! It may only be in my back yard at this point, but it has awakened a dream to own land eventually in hopes to actually start a small hatchery.
My chickens (until I find more to order) are an Americana, a white Silkie, and I have to say, my favorite, a SL Polish. I started off ordering my chickens by how they looked. They are just pets that hopefully will eventually feed our egg supply, so now, that is how I pick. By the color of the egg. So I am ever searching for neat, unusual colored egg layer. No, before you panic, color and how they look are not the only way I pick, it is just what gets them in the running. Temperament is also a factor. I can't have a bird that is afraid of everything. I have neighbors and other animals they have to tolerate too.
My other animals include an elder lab, a new Great Pyr puppy (for a fox problem) 2 cats, a screechy Sun Conure and fish (both fresh and salt). I was a proud owner to 2 bunnies until the darn fox got them. There is nothing I love more than sitting outside in the evenings watching my funny farm. My bunnies didn't know they weren't chickens so they were right in the middle of everything. From mowing the grass to venturing to the front yard to see what their humans are doing. They don't miss out on a thing.
(most of my funny farm)