Every year at this time there is a phenomenon going on called chick days. It is when local tractor/ranch supply stores bring in baby chicks for sale. Most of the ranch supply stores bring in an assortment of breeds which proves to be a great challenge for me. I am one of those folks who wants my chickens to be cute, no standard white, red or black for me. I find myself buying more than I should and it is not because baby chicks are cute. No I imagine what the feathers on all the breeds will look like and get caught up in the possibilities down the road. This year I ended up with ten chicks. I was planning on six….tops eight. I ended up with gold lace wyandotte, silver lace wyandotte, light Brahma, buff Orpington and barred rocks this year. Time will tell how they all fare and how I fare with my choices this year.
In the next couple of days I will update my backyard chicken page and get some pictures up here for all you chicken owners and want to be owners