I must have SUCKER written across my forehead because when I went to the Feed/Seed store the other day to pick up some “Rooster Booster Pick No More” lotion, I walked out with 8 adorable new baby chicks. They were entirely too cute.
Never mind the fact that we already have:
5 White Leghorns
5 Black Copper Marans (including 3 roosters…remember when I said I didn’t want any roosters?)
8 Black Stars
So, can you tell me what I was thinking? Lol. Don just shook his head. 🙂
We now have 4 more Ameraucanas and 4 Light Brahmas.
I just love the markings on these little chicks. However, they won’t look anything like this when they’re grown.
In November, we bought 6 Black Copper Maran chicks and I meant to post pictures of them. For some reason, I can’t find my pics of the babies, but this is what they look like now.
These roosters are so funny. They start crowing when I talk to them but run wildly if I approach their run.
I’m thinking about keeping the two pullets and one of the roosters in one tractor together so we can raise some biddies even though I said I wasn’t interested in raising our own.
These are the French standard….meaning that they have feathered shanks. They’re a fairly rare breed of chicken here in the states according to what I’ve read about them. They lay dark chocolate colored eggs.
We’ll put the other two roosters in with the other girls so they can act as a sentinel to warn us if anyone or anything is around that shouldn’t be.
Here’s the “unusual” looking chicken tractor Don built for them. We have another one of these for the Leghorns. I have to admit that it does look a little strange but Don can hook the real tractor to it and move it for them to have a fresh supply of grass & bugs.
The run is completely enclosed with dog pen wire. The roosts are inside the tin enclosure so they can hide and be out of the weather. The nest boxes are on the back under the red arrow. The lid is opened there by the arrow and it is *heavy*. I can barely open it to get eggs out so it’s doubtful anything other than another human or a bear could get in the cage with them. Thank goodness we don’t have any bears (as far as I know). 🙂 We do, however, have questionable humans in the vicinity.
More chickens in the future? Yep….I’m going to the feed store to pick up some Silver Laced Wyandottes tomorrow. Well………I have to go get feed so I may as well get some of the new babies they have coming in. 😉