I figured it would be a good idea to make a thread for general pictures and stories about our birds and our experiences in keeping them. A little over a year ago my partner and I moved to my grandma's old farmhouse in Western Oregon. I knew I wanted chickens (among other things ) and so the spring of 2017 after quite a bit of research on my part, we picked up 6 chicks from the farm store! These are our 5 1 year old Wyandottes now - from left to right, Cheeky (silver laced), Stripe (silver laced), Goldie (gold laced, and the lightest on lacing of the bunch. Also our current Boss Hen.), Pebble (gold laced), and Dot (silver laced). They spend their days free ranging on several acres of pasture, brush, garden and forested areas, and their little flock is soon to grow! This march (2018) we ordered a total of 9 more Wyandotte chicks through the farm store - we had ordered 1 silver laced wyandotte cockerel, 1 gold laced cockerel, 3 silver laced pullets and 4 gold laced pullets. Either the hatchery or the farm store employees accidentally gave us another silver laced pullet rather than the cockerel - unless of course I'm the one who's mistaken we'll see for sure in a little more time! Here they are when we brought them home, ~3-10 days in age with the golds being a week older than the silvers, except the little gold cockerel who was hatched sometime in between. And here they are enjoying a taste of the great outdoors today, now 3-4 weeks old! The little gold cockerel (Arthur) is front right of the core group here, trying to keep them all together and get the stray silver back into the fold.