Picking Out LOTS of Baby Chickens

It all started in March/April 2009 when we got 19 chickens. Actually the Easter Bunny brought 4 Silver-Laced Wyandotte chicks and 6 mallard ducklings first. Then my mom took the kids and me to our local supply store. It was love at first sight for us. The girls kept picking up chicks and sticking them in the box. Grandma couldn't say no and I didn't realize how many they had picked until we were done. At that point, I couldn't say no to two excited little girls. So, we drove home with 15 more chicks, taking our total to 19.

At first I worried about what we were going to do with the eggs from 19 chicks, (I had calculated the average number of eggs each chicken would give us per week) but then I decided the only reasonable thing to do would be to sell them. So our saga began….

I should back up and tell you about the immense amount of research I did before we got our chicks. The internet has tons of information from chicken breeds to raising your chicks. Soon, everyone around me was sick of hearing about chicken facts and my husband, who's idea it was to raise chickens, was regretting his idea.

Now, a year-and-a-half later we're down to 7 laying hens (more to come on what happened to the other 12), we're thoroughly in love with "our girls" and we're looking forward to more chicks come spring.

So, be sure to check in often because there's more to come...
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