Saturday, July 17, 2010

Chicken Update

Have you been wondering...where are the chickens???

Well, it has been a bit more difficult than we thought it was going to be to find the chickens we want. Or maybe Mrs. H. has been a bit more picky than Mr. H. expected. ;-) After spending many, many days and many, many hours calling, going, and running into dead ends, we've decided to go a different route. Instead of trying to start with older pullets, I've had a change of heart and decided I want to start with baby chicks.

So now I am even more nervous and even more excited. I have placed on order at
My Pet Chicken! My baby chicks will be hatching July 26th and on their way express mailed to me when they are just a few hours old! I so hope that they arrive safely and that I am able to keep them alive. They will have to be in a little chicken brooder with a heat lamp until all of their feathers come in at about 5-6 weeks of age. Then they can move into their wonderful coop. This is going to be an ADVENTURE! :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Too bad we don't live closer to you! We sell our year old layers every summer when our new birds that we purchased in the spring start laying. That way we have excellent egg production year round. Our thirteen girls from last spring have continuously given us 12-13 eggs every single day, even during our cold MN winter. Amazing little critters! They don't require a whole lot of our time and they give us so much in return. Such a blessing! Have fun raising chickens. They babies are just so darn cute and you'll be amazed at how quickly they grow up! ~Kelly in MN