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Friday, February 25, 2011

More chicks!

Some of you may remember last fall that we got some chickens and Joshua made a chicken coop. Well, we are finally getting some eggs, usually one or two a day! This is what our eggs look like...


 And this is what our chickens look like now... two hens and one obnoxious rooster!
Penny, Josefina and Rosie...

Well, we'd like to have more than two eggs in a day, so we decided to get more chicks.  We went to Montrose this past weekend, and we stopped in Olathe on the way home. There was a man who listed on Craiglist that he had chicks for sale. He was quite the chicken farmer! He had over 1,000 chicks in this building, smaller than a garage. They were organized by breeds in small pens, maybe 10-12 in a pen. He also had supplies for sale, such as lights, chicken starter feed, scratch for the bottom of the coop, and lots of feeders. He had cute signs outside that said, "A great place to pick up chicks" and "Chicks for sale, cheep!" He had over 20 breeds of chickens, "all the top layers", he said. So we came home with 6 more chicks! They are all different breeds and very cute! The kids have been naming them... 

Caleb holding "Gonzo"...

The other five little chicks...I think their current names are Rhonda, Clarice,
Angel, Goldilocks, Jenny...

All six chicks together!
We're hoping that all six of these chicks survive, and the man assured us that they were hens! We are looking forward to watching them grow, and when they are bigger and it is warmer outside, we will put them with the other chickens in our coop. For now, they're in a bin in the garage. Maybe we'll have more eggs in the summer....

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