Here's how it went down. Yesterday, I went to the feed store and got a few supplies...one of which was yet another halter to try on the donkeys. I am on halter 4 now and NONE fit! I asked if I could return it if it didn't fit, they said yes. Well...they were all set up for baby chicks. I asked what kind they were getting. They were supposed to get wyandotte's that day but they didn't come. They said they might be in on Monday. Hmmmm...I've wanted wyandotte's for a year! So, I'm thinking about it. I may have asked Kevin if he would go on Monday and pick me up some. :)
Meanwhile, I go home and the stupid halter doesn't fit. Fast forward to today and I walk in to return the halter and the heat lamps are on baby chics!!!! What???
So, naturally I say, "I will just trade this halter for some chickens." How many? 6 wyandotte's please. Then I go grab a few more supplies and see that not only do they have wyandotte's, but they have barred rocks! (That's what our pretty black and white ladies are and Kevin's favorite.) So, I said, "Oh, you are going to have to add two more. I need two barred rocks." For Kevin, of course! :)
I walk out with a big ole smile and 8 baby chickens! LOL! I have lost my ever loving mind! If they all survive, I will have 14 chickens and 2 mini-chickens!!
My husband, who had told me just Wednesday...and I quote "Baby, you can have as many chickens as you want."...when I sent him a super cute picture, he called and asked what I had done. I told him and then get this heavy sigh. I reminded what he had told me to which he replies, "Well I didn't know you were going to get 8!" Hahahaha!!!
He will get over it. He won't have to do any work...he's safe. Unless I buy more. Then, I am going to need another coop! LOL!
Ok, seriously, this is what the silver-laced wyandotte's look like full grown:
And that's how the farm grew by 8...
Starting in April, I will be selling fresh eggs for $3 a dozen. All money goes in the chicken jar. These pets feed us and pay for their own feed. Boom!