I know you can't believe it either ... but remember how I HAD to order a minimum of 15 chickens from mypetchicken.com? And everyone thought I'd keep them all!?! Well, these 5 went to their new home yesterday! I did it!
How was I able to do it? 1) I don't want a bunch of chickens the same age. As they get older, egg production drops. I need to vary ages. 2) I don't like white chickens and one was white! ha! 3) I purposely over ordered Buff orphington's because I knew I only wanted a few of those. My main goal was egg color variety and they give the nice normal brown egg. 4) That big black one is a rooster. We are hens only.
Luckily, we have some friends that just moved to the country and bought 8 acres. Hello farm warming gift! Instant flock and bonus, they wanted a rooster. He is already named Big Buck and he's going to be a looker!
Good news is I still get to keep tabs on them. :)
So, how many chickens does this crazy chicken lady have now?
2nd spring flock: 6
And now 10 littles
Total: 22 (only 12 are laying right now...imagine about end of July!!!)