More Chicks

If you remember we started last May with 6 Rhode Island Reds. In July something got into the coop and killed a no name bird. We took Elivs out to be processed, he currently resides in the freezer. Buddy just up and left one day, although I might have suspicion that a dog might be involved. And now Floppy is no longer. So of the 6 original birds we have 2 left. Anna and Brent at Bramble Hollow Farms let us take two live birds home on the last chicken day last year, so we have 4 hens…of the 8 total birds we got last year. I take FULL responsibility for two, Elvis and no name. No name because we left a 3 inch gap in the coop, that’s how the raccoon or opossum or whatever got in, Elvis, well, we didn’t need 2 roosters.

After yesterday’s trauma of having to cull an injured bird, we had agreed to get 6 new chicks. We went to the local feed shop and were lucky enough to get 3 RIR and 3 barred rock. They are heritage breed, hardy, good layers and they will blend in with what we already have. The man behind the counter told me they are about 2 weeks old. The reason being a man order 100 chicks for the season and then lost his job.

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Could one of these be the new Floppy?
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They are cute as can be…Madigan has already names this one Kimono
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