So many of our flock has been taken down by the fox (and who knows what else) we decided to take drastic action and purchased 18 new chickies from a semi-local farm. We got 2 month old babies to avoid having them in the basement. French hubby built an addition to the mini coop and preparations were made for their arrival. I spent a lot of time choosing what seems like a nice a mix of breeds.
I chose Rhode Island Red, Dominique, Buff Orpington, Red Sex Link, Easter Egger, Silver Spangled Hamburg, Specked Sussex, and Welsumers.
This should give us a nice mix of personalities, egg colors, and foraging abilities. Some of the them will be homebodies and like to be petted, while others much more independent.
They arrived scared, confused, and unhappy. We will do our best to make them a home they love and keep them safe from predators. Welcome baby ladies!