Confessions of a Chicken Hoarder: Part 2


| 5/1/2014 11:24:00 AM


Tags: Chicken Hoarder, Raising Chickens, Repurposed Coop, Homesteading, Susan Berry,

Life on Itzy Bitzy FarmHere we are back in our beloved North Carolina, and, as you remember when we made our return move from Massachusetts, I had to find a new home for my flock of 12 girls. They were adopted as a flock and added to a wonderful family flock of nine feathered sisters. They are settled in nicely, and their family sends me photos and notes of their adventures in their new home. 

MA flock

It was a sad and lonely time for me between December and March. No girls to care for and enjoy. Well, I couldn't stand the silence any longer, so off I went, on a search for chicks. Having been so happy with the breeds I chose before, I decided to get the same breeds and also try a couple new ones. 

In the tradition of Chicken Math, I started with six chicks in my first flock, 12 in my second and, this time around, decided on 24 but ended up with 28. 

babygirls

We have my favorite Buff Orphingtons along with Speckled Sussex, Black Australorps, Gold Wyandottes and Silver Wyandottes, and, for our new breeds, we got Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Dominiques, and a color I have wanted for a long time, Blue Wyandottes. 

amanda
5/1/2014 8:58:22 PM

I am right there with you! Chickens are awesome. They are my therapy. :) We just got 10 chicks when I was planning only to get five. Haha Have a wonderful chicken day!





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