My First Flock

By Melvyn · May 20, 2012 · ·
  1. Melvyn
    On March 24th, 2012 my husband took me to the feed store to buy my first chicken flock. We were only going to pick up 5 or 6 but I immediately fell in love and came home with a "baker's dozen". We didn't even have a chicken coop.

    Today is May 20th, 2012 and we have a wonderful coop and my girls are growing so fast! These 2 girls are quickly becoming my favorites.


    This is Priscilla one of my SLW's


    This is Sadie one of my EE's.

    My flock will be 9 weeks old tomorrow.

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  1. QueenBeeMom
    We started our flock this past October, and added on the same day in March (7 total now) including a SLW- what beauties! I just think it's the greatest story that you got 2xs as many as you planned. The instant chicken-mommy-bug. I love the coloring of Sadie! Let's see pics of the rest of the lovely ladies, soon, OK?
  2. Daloorashens
    Pretty girls!! Love to see pics of people's chickens!
  3. 99Peeps
    Your girls are beautiful! I know what you mean. I started with 2 RIR's and 2 BO's. I took them home and surprised my husband (understatement). Well, after the initial shock wore off, he caught the fever and went down to another feed store in less than a week. I got a harried call from him while I was at work stating that he was at the feed store and there was a mob waiting for our chicks :eek:) Needless to say, I came home that evening and found 6 more baby chicks in with the first 4. We ended up with 12, but sadly, I had to give 1 away that ended up being a Roo and my son said today that he heard one of our buff laced polish's crowing this morning :eek:( We aren't allowed Roos in the city limits, so it looks like I will be re-homing another bird. I think I may try the sex-linked next time, as I get to attached to run the risk of getting another Roo.
    Good luck with your adventure. Your babies are precious and very good looking!

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