We Finally Have Our Chickens!

Posted: June 6, 2014 in Uncategorized
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This past week we’ve spent a lot of time staining the chicken tractor, and we have that done now. We also moved it before we stained it, partly so that we wouldn’t get stain in our garage, but also to see how hard moving it would be. A rather crucial board was torn off in the back of the tractor in the process of moving it, but we already have that fixed, and besides a few minor details, we’re basically done, so we went ahead and got our chickens.

We got six Red Comet chickens, which are a mix between a Rhode Island Red (or New Hampshire) rooster and a Barred Rock hen (It’s important for the Rhode Island Red to be a rooster and the Barred Rock to be a hen.) They are actually really cute. We thankfully found a nearby farmer who had a lot of chickens just ready to begin laying and that’s exactly what we wanted. They were a little jittery, not only because of the intense car ride home, but because a fox had gotten one of their fellow chickens this morning. Hopefully, they’ll forget about that in a while. Right now, they seem to be very happy and comfortable in their new home.

With any luck, our new chickens will be busy laying eggs and hopefully we won’t have to be buying eggs anymore. Tomorrow we’re going to aim to finish the tractor 100%, so look for some more videos and pictures!

by John and Dink

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