Last fall, my Landlord said he didn't mind if we cleaned out the old chicken coop/garden shed out behind the house I rent. Well....one warm day this spring, the kids and I cleanded out the shed, installed a window, built a wall and added a chicken door out the back and we were in the chicken buisness. I found a craigslist ad for Sliver Laced Wyandotte chicks and the next thing I know I had 13 chicks in an old toybox in the basement. As of today, there is 20 chickens in the coop. Two SLW cockerals and a mixed flock of 18 pullets. Farm and Home's Spring chick sale added a; white leghorn pullet, a rhode island red pullet, a black sex-link pullet and an easter egg pullet. I am a teacher and the word got out quickly that I had chicks and the next thing I knew two different 4th grade boys had me adopting there spring chicks, so add 7 golden comets and another black sex-link. Out of the original 13 SLW, one passed on in the first hours that I had him/her. Eight of the other 12 ended up being cockerals....so I sold two and traded 4 for two more black sex-link pullets.
As of today:
2 Silver Laced Wyandotte cockerals, 4 Sliver Laced Wyandotte pullets, 7 golden comets, 4 black sex-links, 1 rhode island red, 1 white leghorn and one easter egger
one of the golden comets
some of the black sex-links
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