Hey there! Call me Orca. I'm a 19-year-old living in Manitoba, Canada. Probably the flattest place you'll ever see. As of June 1, 2010 my parents have owned an 8 acre property. I moved in July 1 (after completing my final year of high school). For the first few weeks that we owned the farm, my dad and I worked on re-shingling the chicken coop. It was finished the first week of July, and then we went off to BC for a family reunion. Arrived back home the 18th. Eight days later I posted an ad on Kijiji asking for chickens. Next day I got a phone call, and I went over to the address given. There, I picked two hens and two juveniles. Thus, the insanity began July 27, 2010. After wanting chickens my entire life, I finally got to have them.
(Left to right) Yappy, Scratchy, Quiet Hen, Itchy
I allow my chickens to go free range. They love it.
In April 2011 (around the 20th) I will be getting 25 baby chicks from a hatchery in the States. They are the following...
♀ Black Australorp x4
♀ Buff Orpington x4
♀ Barred Rock x4
♀ Delaware x4
♀ Ameraucana (Easter egger) x4
? Ameraucana (Easter egger) x5
In the future, I hope to have some of the following...
♀ Ameraucana (lavender, blue, white) x4 *
♀ Cochin x1 - Purchased a white pullet from Poor realtor October 2010
And further down the road...
♂ Silkie (white) x1
♀ Silkie (splash, blue, white) x2
♂ Ameraucana (silver) x1 *
* The true Ameraucana. Not Easter egger or Araucana.
Itchy (front) and Scratchy (back)