- Jun 18, 2009
Hello I just wanted to introduce myself and my crew. I am Heidi and I have 5 kids, 9 chickens and LOTS of questions.We have never owned chickens before so this is all new to us. My 13 yr old son begged for the chicks and since we are now in a home with lots of yard space we jumped on board. Whats funny is after making him research chickens and learning about them with him IM hooked!Lol He does a great job of caring for them and is eager to learn. We recently realized that 5 of our 9 chickens are roosters! Which has really left us with a lot of questions and scrambling to figure out what to do with them, as the kids are now very attached. The chicks are all between 2 1/2 to 3 months old. We have 1 barred rock roo, 1 barred rock hen, 2 EE roos, a Mille Fleur dUccle roo and hen, 1 silver sebright hen, and 1 hen and 1 roo that I have not exactly figured out their breed. But I do think one is a buff rock? and another a Buff orpington. My husband is in the military and we have lived overseas for a 7 years, these chickens have made such a difference in helping our kids adjust to so many changes. Its really hard to explain but in a way they have become the friends my kids havnt made yet. Its hard to think of getting rid of any of them BUT the Roos have already started bulling our younger roo, so we have been talking about what to do. We have got some serious chicken drama going on in the back yard.Is it to late in the year to get more chicks and what are the odds we will have more boys? Anyone out there want some Roos with visitation rights?LOL Like I said LOTS of questions! Im looking foward to getting to know you all!