Hi everyone! I'm a newbe from Nova scotia...


10 Years
Jun 2, 2009
I found this great site while searching for info on different breeds of chickens. I'm so glad I did! I have a medium sized back yard and have been doing research on backyard chickens for quite some time.

I am a single mom with a 9 year old son that has ADHD and he is homeschooled. Knowing that my son would be spending a lot of time with the chickens, I wanted a docile breed that wouldn't be too hyper. I finally decided on Barred Rocks and Silkies.

I bought four, 1 year old Barred Rock hens and 1 rooster and five, 2 week old silkies. There now we are chicken farmers! LOL! We are in the process of redoing our mini barn into a chicken barn. For now we made a make shift pen in one end of the barn and just let them free in our fenced yard during the day. The silkies are still in the house for now.

Our rooster is so funny! He has the weirdest crow and makes everyone laugh! He is also very friendly and loves to eat out of my sons' hand. I think we made a good decision in our breed choices.

I don't have a picture of the silkies yet but here is Karl and his ladies:


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