Friday, March 20, 2009

We Are Ready for Chickens!

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This afternoon William and Hayden finished the chicken pen!! And there were no serious injuries!! (Kevin, I realize that you will be disappointed) We did think that William put a nail in his hand at one point; grazed it instead.

Hannah and I went to town to buy feed, a feeder and water dispenser. Sarah and Hannah mulch around the outside of the pen and the walkway. We are READY!!

We are starting with 4 Barred Rock pullets that are 17 weeks old. They will begin to lay somewhere between 20 and 24 weeks. The picture above is the Barred Rock hen.

Our goal is to add more chickens once we are comfortable raising these and advertise the sell of organic eggs. These eggs have a darker yoke and are better nutritionally. Our chickens will be pampered and have a varied diet.

We are excited about our new venture!


1 comment:

sparc77 said...

an uneventful project can sometimes be a great blessing