Wednesday, May 5, 2010

We Have Roosters!!

My Dad, who lives in town, bought 4 straight run chicks a few months ago, figuring at least some would be hens. Surprise! All four were roosters. He decided that he wanted to keep his neighbors as friends, therefore, the roosters had to go. So, the guys moved here to the woods and are hanging out with my girls now. They are about a week older than the girls, but are so much bigger. We are holding out on naming them since we are planning to select the one who seems to be the best protector and keep him, and the rest will most likely end up in the freezer. Although . . . As luck would have it, they are the same breeds as the girls; 2 are Dominques, 1 is an Americauna and 1 is a Rhode Island Red. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could get them to raise chicks :) Ah . . . farm dreams . . .

4 comments:

motherhen68 said...

Where did your dad buy 4 chicks? Did he buy them in town? Just wondering for later. ... :)

The Book Lady Online said...

He got them at a farm supply store in Opelousas, but I am pretty sure Chastant has chicks in the early spring and also by special order.

TexasRed said...

We're planning to get chicks from our local Tractor Supply Company store or ordering through the mail next spring. Have to be sure we're getting hens, though, as we live in town and roosters aren't allowed.

The Book Lady Online said...

TexasRed, I didn't realize Tractor Supply had chicks. How cool! I will be eagerly checking your blog and waiting to read about your chickens next spring :)