Because we don't have quite enough to do around here and it is not nearly chaotic enough...we decided to get chickens! At first it was going to be just a few chickens for eggs, so I put in an order for 8 Rhode Island Reds and hubby started to build a small coop.
Then he said to me one day... "We should have some chickens for meat too."
To which I said, "then you are gonna need a bigger coop!"
So we ordered a shed that will be converted into a coop.
When I went to pick up the 8 day-old chicks I ordered, they had some Jersey Giants (which I knew would be great meat birds) that were only about a week old so I got 10 of those. While they were putting them into a box I asked if they were all hens.
She said "Yes, did you want a rooster?"
I said "I don't know, do I need a rooster?" At that point I wasn't planning on getting one..
She said "Well, they are free."
I said "Okay, I will take one!" So now we have a Barred Rock rooster too!
If you are keeping count, that adds up to 19 chicks. A very odd number that I am sure drives my hubby crazy!!! Here they are...aren't they precious?! Yeah precious pooping machines!!! But that's okay, the cute peeping makes up for it, and soon we will have yummy eggs. Oh, and we named the black ones, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Nuggets.
|Carlee is holding the rooster. We named him Rocky Roo|
|awww so sweet and cuddly|
|until they start flapping those little wings!|