We have ordered our next ‘flock’!
They will arrive in June as fluffy, little chicks.
That gives us time to remodel our chicken coop – we’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work for us.
It also gives us time to re-home our current flock. Unfortunately, a part of urban chicken farming is limited flock size. We keep chickens for eggs, which means when they slow down (around year three), they need to be replaced. It’s part of the cycle.
I think that’s part of the reason I picked completely different breeds then we have now – there will always be a special place for my first three hens (all barred rocks) and my first three chicks.
I am looking forward to watching the little fluff balls grow up.
And to the miracle of first eggs, of every egg.
Breeds shown as hens: partridge rock, golden buff, golden laced wyandotte, speckled sussex, black australorp, buff orpington (all pictures from google images).