The Great Chicken Adventure
It all started sitting around a bonfire with some friends watching their chickens last fall....
This Spring I got the itch!
This is the original group of ladies (we hope!). We picked them up on March 29th, I think they were 4 or 5 days old. I knew I wanted Easter Eggers, so I found an ad on Craigslist, and we made the 20 minute drive!
The "Original" flock
1 Barred Rock
2 White Rocks
2 Easter Eggers
2 Golden Comets
We can't leave them in the box, a sweater nest would be MUCH warmer, Mom! Or so says my 9 yr old
After settling in, a leader was quickly established...
Mocha (Barred Rock) Cinnamon (Golden Comet) Macchiato (Golden Comet) Frenchie (white rock) Latte (White Rock)
Hazelnut (easter egger) Caramella (easter egger)
Some Group Shots-If only they would stand still! LOL
By April 5th, we had the bug bad and went to a Poultry Swap...I saw so many things I would have liked to have, but since we didn't have a coop, I had to stick with chicks...
We came home with 2 White Crested Polish, 2 Golden Sebrights, and another Barred Rock. They were all a couple of days old.
We also came home with a couple of maybe 4-6 week old scraggly looking silkies (maybe not the best decision in hindsight, but it worked out just fine, they are BEAUTIFUL now)
Some of the "original" girls out for playtime with the kids
April 18th, we LOVE our Mocha
Spoiled Chickens-My 9 year old on her daily worm hunting adventures
Jumping WAY ahead to May 3- A couple of the girls in the flower bed - Cinnamon in the back and Macchiato in the front.
When I told the girls they were going to meet Walnut, they thought I meant something new to eat!!!!
Walnut loves to be outside and after checking out the hen cam I think we may let him try to live in the chicken run.
The other bunnies (4H Lionheads)
Toffee (our big stud bunny!) And the girls, Coconut and Storm
New additions as of 05/17
More silkies and some other Bantams
The plan is to see how they turn out, pick the ones we want to keep and resell the rest.
definitely 2 roos and a hen, but the lady threw them in for free, not sure what they are though....
These are silkies (partridges in the back, a black in the front left?) and I'm guessing Black Cochins on the front right.
The girls loving their yogurt
Crazy White Crested Polish and the Sebright hen who thinks she's one too!
Silky Roo and Hen? I hope
EE Hazel and Barred Rock Mocha
Mille Fleur D'Uccle Pair
Other D'Uccle Pair (mix?)