When we moved back to Virginia from Florida we wanted to get a few laying hens. By a few I mean that we tried to buy just three. HA! The store required a minimum of six so away we went with six baby chicks.
It only took a few days and we decided that we needed more baby chicks. Luckily my friend, Lou Anne, was heading to buy some baby chicks so we had her pick up some more for us. When it was all said and done we had twelve pullets (young female chickens). They were cute, cuddly, and the kids named them all.
There was Chicken Nena (after my mom), Chicken Goon Goon (after my dad), Princess, and Penguin. I can’t remember the rest of the names, but the kids knew them all. The kids loved to hold the little chickens. Kylie REALLY loved the little chicks. Farmer Derek built them a nice, cozy, safe coop. I painted it red and trimmed it in white. It was so pretty and very “farmy”.
After what seemed like an eternity to us, which was really about three months, we finally got an egg! How excited we were! We were producing our own organic, non-gmo, soy-free eggs. They were very nutrient dense and had brilliant yellow yolks. What yummy meals we could make with our very own eggs!
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We got our chicks March 1st and haven’t had any eggs yet. Hoping to see them start laying very soon. They are very much pets to us as well. These are our first ones. I am amazed at how personable they can be. I think we will be getting more next year to stock the freezer with though. Also going to learn to can some as well this year. Love reading your posts! 🙂
That’s great, Rhonda! I’m sure you’ll be getting eggs soon. We love raising our meat birds. The flavor of the meat is no comparison. 🙂
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I enjoyed your post about chickens and found it quite helpful, as we are considering the possibility of adding a few chickens to our small homestead.
I read your blog and follow it on facebook. Very informative. Thank you.
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Brenda at Southern Urban Homesteader
Thanks so much! I’ll check out your blog. 🙂