Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A New Adventure

As I mentioned in a previous post, we inherited two roosters and a small bantam hen when we moved into our new home. A neighbor is going to take at least one of the roosters off of our hands (hopefully two!). Chris has designed a great hen house and we hope to start building it in the next week. In the mean time, we needed to get something to fill the hen house with - chicks!

This morning, we headed into town and picked up twelve cute little balls of fluff.

We brought them home and placed them under the heat lamp. 

Before we left, I remember thinking that tub was pretty big, but I can see now that we are definitely going to need something much bigger to contain these little critters soon. :)

We got three each of the following breeds: Welsummer, Rhode Island Red, Black Australorp and Buff Orpington. They are all toted to be friendly hens and good layers. We are so excited to watch them grow up and collect their eggs!

1 comment:

  1. I can vouch for the Rhode Island Reds being great for eggs. They were pretty healthy chickens as I recall. I detested the coop scooping chore, though. :)