Our chicken journey started 14weeks ago with nine unsexed two week old chicks. 4 Sussex Buffs, 2 Barred Plymouth Rocks and 3 Rhodies. When we woke up last Saturday to crowing, we knew it was time for the guys to go. So as of today I have three pullets, luckily one of each breed, and what feels like a very empty garden. What I have learned over the last 14 weeks. Nine free ranging chickens create more poop in a standard sized back yard than you can possibly conceive. If you want your chickens to stand in a mob at your patio door knocking like some crazed zombie horde, feed them cheese occasionally. Sussex Buffs are the neatest, sweetest chickens you can imagine. I really like roosters. And finally my backyard will never not have chickens in it from this day on. Luckily I have managed to find good homes for all my boys which does make saying goodbye considerably easier.