News and updates weekly Feel free to ask any questions about me and my chickens! How long have you owned chickens? I got my first chicks (12 Golden Sex Links and 4 Barred Rocks) in May/June 2012, so this will be my 4th year with chickens! What made you decide to get chickens? Honestly, I never planned or wanted to have chickens. I alwyas thought chicks/chickens at the fair were cute, but never really cared to own any. One day in 2012, my dad says, "We're going to get some chickens!" "Oh no..." I thought. As soon as we got them though, I was hooked! Our first chicks were alreaady feathered out, so we didn't get to experience having very young chicks yet, but taking care of them, they had me hooked on chickens! Anyways, I ended up naming all the chickens, then we built our first coop to put them in. After several weeks of havign chickens, I was in need of having more chicks around. We bought 4 Silkies (unsexed) from a local breeder. We were lucky and ended up with 4 fluffy pullets. After that, we were buying chicks yearly! Why do you keep/raise chickens? The main reason we started raising chickens was for the eggs, but they've all become pets too! It's so fun to watch and take pictures of my chickens... I just LOVE them. ~My Flock~ I'm only going to be sharing some pictures of my favorites for now. Here they are: Breed: Golden Campine Gender: Rooster Name: not sure yet... I'm thinking possibly "Speckle" Age: a little over 2 years. Breed: Lakenvelder Gender: Hen Name: Cookies N' Cream (AKA Cookie) Age: A little over 2 years Breed: Silkie Bantam Gender: Hen Name: Connie Age: Going to be 4 years old this year! Breed: Silkie Bantam Gender: Hen Name: Andie Age: Going to be 4 years old this year! Breed: Black Sumatra Gender: Hen Name: Cupcake (AKA "The Crow") Age: a little over 2 years old Breed: GSL (Golden Sex Link) Gender: Hen Name: "Snappy" (Crooked Beak) Age: she was 2 years old when she died on Christmas Eve (2015 ) Breed: Barred Plymouth Rock Gender: Rooster Name: Wings Age: a little over 2 years old and counting! Updates will be posted weekly!