- Oct 12, 2018
Hello. My name is August and I've had chickens for a few years now but, still consider myself a novice when it comes to chickens. My ownership of chickens was not intentional to start with. A few years ago, I brought my son to a birthday party and ended up coming home with a pair of young cockrells from their recently acquired flock. Long story short, they had more birds than the could manage and talked me into bringing some home with me. I knew nothing about chickens. Suffice to say, I've learned a few things since then. However, I'm still not that well versed. My flock has grown a little bit since then. I later brought home a little red hen from that same flock. And even later, I realized that I needed more hens to keep everyone happy. So, my flock is up to seven. I do intend to get more hens once I have a proper place to keep more well sheltered and safe from predators. I've been lurking and reading around this community for a while and finally decided to sign up. From what I can tell, my flock consists of a Bard Rock rooster (Herbert) , a Black and Copper Maran rooster (Henry), a Rhode Island red hen (Henny Penny), and 4 dark brahma hens (Harriet, Sprinkles, Vanessa and Nugget.) Note: The first three are only guesses on the breeds. Feel free to let me know if I'm wrong. I'd love to be certain. I specifically got the brahma gals after researching the breed and falling in love. Since getting the boys, I've grown to truly enjoy the birds and want to learn as much as I can about them in order to keep them happy and healthy. I've attached some photos of my chickens as well as the little coop I put together in a hurry when I got the boys and the store bought one I decided to get because I didn't feel I did well enough with the one I built. In the future, I plan to get a nice, big coop that they won't be so crowded in. One large enough to be able to expand the flock a little more. I feel like I need more hens.