- Apr 5, 2010
Just showing off our babiesWe picked them up last weekend. Sadly we lost one the first night but the remaining 9 all seem happy, healthy and strong. We're only keeping one of them but our friends and neighbours are scooping up the rest. Vancouver just passed the new backyard chicken bylaws so I decided to get enough to share and hopefully save a lot of unnecessary trips out to the country to pick up chickens. We aren't technically allowed to have chicks because the city doesn't want a bunch of roosters running around but these babies are sexed. It has been my experience that buying older farm chickens is hard on everyone. The chickens aren't used to having a lot of contact with people and tend to be flighty. I thought it would be better to bring some chicks in to the city and hand raise them until they are 'legal age' (4 months) then pass them on to their new homes. Hopefully no one will rat me out as I really think this is a much better way to do it.