- May 25, 2013
My chicken raising story begins when I ordered some chicks from mypetchicken. I LOVED my chicks! well by the time they were 30 weeks old I only had 2 hens laying (out of the 16 that I had). No I am not blaming mypetchicken, we had many issues arise with these gals I would gladly order from them again. So, I decided that I would sell most of my chickens and leave the 2 I knew were laying and 3 other hens. I waited it out, noone else started laying I decided that I couldn't afford to raise these guys for only 2 eggs a day. So i ended up selling the others. I always knew that I wanted chickens again but figured I would give it some time before I ordered any others. This past spring I got 8 rhode island red chicks from a local chick seller. 1 chicken escaped, then over the course of approximately a week my ex's dog killed and ate the rest of my chickens. The hens were 16 weeks old and just about to lay but had not yet started... Not sure if the Gods' just don't want me to have chickens but I LOVE them! I am determined that my next batch of chicks will be the one! (I hope) I've decided to get some white leghorns, and a mix of bantams. My favorite chicken out of all the ones I've had has been my little white leghorn, and bantams are just too darn cute! Has anyone else had this many issues with chickens?? I feel like I'm the only one...