18th September 2010

I did only start with 1 chuck last year (thanks to liam my 5 yr old). A family friend has chickens and he took liam to see them on a regular basis and like 5year old's do he got hooked on them to the point he was nagging me and my hubby for a chicken. We went to a local agricultural show which happens every year and bought our first chicken a Columbian Blacktail hybrid she is a lovely bird lays us 1 eggs a day everyday he named her charlie. Obviously Charlie need a couple of friends so we got her 2 cochin's and 3 silkies (all 7 weeks old)

Sadly we lost 2 of the silkies to marek's disease, 1 ended up being a cockeral and had to be rehomed as we cannot keep cockeral's at our home. So we were left with Charlie and the 2 cochin's and my hubby decided he would like to go and look at different breeders big mistake lol we bought 2 more! when the cochin's reached 11months old one of them which we thought was a hen found his voice and turned out to be a boy. I really didnt want to have to rehome him but the neighbours moaned about him ;-( we found a lovely woman about 25miles away who was looking for a splash cochin cockeral just mine (who i named Socks) and that was that he was boxed up and went off on his journey his is now running around 3 acres of farmland with 3 hens loving every minute i still miss him.
Our flock has now had to be moved to a local farm we are only allowed 6 chickens in our back garden as we live in a council house and have now got 25 chickens OOPS.

we currently have the following:
1 x Gold Laced Wyandotte
1 x Black Cochin
2x Buff Cochin
1x Columbian Buff Brahma
1x Silver Blue Brahma
2x Vorwerk
1x Columbian Black Tail (Charlie)
1x Black Silkie ( my mums Chuck)
1x White Silkie
2x White Sultan
1x White Orloff
1x Cochin Frizzle
2x Transilvanian Naked Neck Frizzle (1 cock 1 hen)
1x Appenzeller Spitzhauben
1x Lavender Araucana
1x Black Pekin (think its going to be a boys only 3 weeks old at min)
1x Light Sussex ( Mum's chuck)
1x Poland
1x Cuckoo Maran
1x Lavender Pekin
1x Buff Pekin

We are wanting to start breeding aswell so without a doubt will ennd up having quite a few more :) i love every minute of it thankyou Liam xxx