Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Chicks

I finally got some chicks two weeks ago, and some more today. I had ordered 10 Light Sussex and 15 Buff Orpingtons, to be delivered the first week of June. However, the hatchery has had trouble getting the Sussex to hatch, so the shipment was delayed. I got the first set two weeks ago: 11 Orpingtons, 3 Light Sussex, 4 Rhode Island Reds, and 4 Silver-Laced Wyandottes. 19 of the original 22 survived the trip; one more was lost to a copperhead(!) the next day. Today, I got 3 more Light Sussex, 3 Red Sussex, 3 Silver-Laced Wyandottes, 10 Red Leghorns, and one Red Naked-Neck. That one has been named "Monty Burns." (Click the links....do you see a resemblance?)

Anyway, I now have 38 chickens, in seven breeds / varieties. I've got an interesting-looking chicken house right now. I'll try to get some pictures up this weekend.

(By the way, all those breed pages are part of Feathersite, which is the best place to see all kinds of groovy-looking chickens on the web.)

1 comment:

Sparky's Mom said...

The Warrens have asked what you plan to do with your chickens?