I now belong to a chicken coalition.
Three of us flocked together, put all out seed money into one cup, and placed a big order for day-old chicks.
We purchased Buff Orpingtons, a great dual-purpose, heavy breed that does well in cold and is relatively calm. Or so I’m told by my friend who has chickens. This is a first for me. I am diving head-first into the world of poultry. Despite Mat’s assertions of, “Chickens are easy. Taking care of them is a no brainer,” I am a little edgy about being responsible for the entire bunch all at once.
It’s easy to say something is easy when you know what you’re talking about (and I don’t). The 75 chicks are going to be staying at Silver Spring Farm throughout their chick-dom, as I have the biggest coop. It’s going to be interesting. I’m thinking of starting a “how many chicks will make it long enough to grow feathers” pool.
The countdown to chick day is on! I say… BRING IT! RAH!