Since getting my first peep of sweet chicks in June 2019, I’ve become super smitten with my backyard chickens!
My flock has changed quite a bit. In the first year I: bought a batch of 10 chicks, impulse bought two Silkie chicks, culled a sick chick, re-homed my beautiful roosters once they grew, and then bought additional pullets, two of which I lost.
So much chicken heartbreak, but in the fall I was rewarded with beautiful aqua eggs!
In my second year of keeping chickens, I’ve had to cull an additional chick, plus I lost a few chickens and my Silkie rooster due to natural causes, and once again I had to re-home new roosters as they grew – although I had fewer roos this time.
Now my flock is a mixed flock of all different kinds of beautiful chicken breeds (2 Australorps, 3 Ameraucanas, 2 Cream Legbars, 1 Barnevelder, 1 Silkie, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Wyandotte, and 1 Swedish Blue Hen).
You can read ALL of my posts about chickens chronologically by clicking this link.
Interested in getting chickens? Here are the most important posts:
- How Much Work Are Backyard Chickens?
- How to Set Up a Brooder for Chicks
- How to Build a Modern DIY Coop
- How to Keep Chickens Warm in Extreme Cold Winter
Here are all of my posts about raising chicks and keeping backyard chickens, from building a DIY chicken coop to enjoying their beautiful aqua eggs and sharing chickens stories – happy and sad!
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