This page is dedicated to my first breed of chicken - Silver Laced Wyandottes
I purchased my first chickens in Canton NC from Wayne Wilson. I felt more comfortable buying from a local breeder opposed to a online hatchery for two reasons: 1) the thought of live baby chicks in the mail in the cold winter of 2010 gave me nightmares (all the DOA stories I read online added to this fear) and 2) it just seemed so thrilling to visit the actual place your babies were born at - the 'farm'.
I really loved the fact that Wayne kept free range chickens, and they had a great mountain top to range on. He also only kept two breads Silver Laced Wyandottes and Black Aus. . So it seemed to me that he was more specialized in those two breeds. Not sure if it ultimately matters, but I liked the idea just the same.
Meeting Wayne Wilson
The coop that Wayne keeps the Silver Laced Wyandottes in - babies were conceived here
The first brooder - we kept them in the living room the first week
Lacey at nine days old - the first night with us
Lacey at 15 days old - some people on BYC say Lacey may be a roo , so I changed the name to Lattice (gender indifferent)