I spent time online reading everything I could about raising and taking care of them. I learned it is better to buy chickens from a farm than somewhere like Tractor Supply Company. I read on a few different sites that if they are bought from TSC more than likely half of them will die.
So we bought 6, thinking that a few would die off. Well its been 4 weeks and they are all still kicking! Its ok though I'm excited to give away eggs. Who knows maybe we will use them all!
We have a few months before they are going to start laying. We started them in the sunroom under a heat lamp. Then we moved them outside to their box.
Over the weekend the weather was perfect so Brian and Carter made a run for them to be able to get outside. They are enjoying the fresh air and fertilizing my garden!
I'm excited about this journey. I was clueless about anything concerning country life a few years ago. I surely don't know everything but I'm learning.
Here's my girls....at least I think they are all girls. :P
I cant believe how fast they grow.
When we got them they were a week old and so tiny!