We ordered chicks! Now that we are down to two lonely hens (no thanks to a raccoon) we have decided to get some chicks again. We haven't had any chicks since we raised them in the city in 2009. Ever since we moved to the country, whenever we needed to replace some chickens, we've bought already-laying hens from friends. Luckily, we still have all the supplies for raising chicks, we just need to pick up some chick starter food and a new bulb for our heat lamp.
We decided to get some kinds we've never had before so we ordered Light Brahmas and Partridge Rocks and a Brown Leg rooster. We had to order a minimum of 25 so we went in with some friends who ordered white and black Silkie Bantams, Barred Rocks, and Rhode Island Reds. We'll probably trade a few and keep about 6 or 8. And for every 25 chicks you order, you get a free mystery exotic chick! We can't wait to figure out what our mystery chick will be.
They should arrive in a couple weeks at our post office in a loudly peeping cardboard box!