Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Little Red Hen

When we moved from Connecticut one thing (or 13 of them) that we had to leave behind were our chickens. We were able to give them and the coop to a very good family, but it still broke our hearts. In looking for a new home here in Virginia one of the criteria was room for chickens in the yard. If you've ever had your own chickens and a constant supply of fresh eggs you know why this was important to us.

Mike and the kids convinced me yesterday was the day to get our new brood. We had hoped to get pullets (chickens almost old enough to lay eggs), but the farm store couldn't promise when they would get any. We ended up with 5 Rhode Island Reds, and 7 Sex-Link Black Stars, all chicks.

It won't be until October or November that they are laying eggs, but just the anticipation is exciting. Faith has never had the opportunity to raise chicks, she was too young before, so this should prove to be exciting.

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