We started with 6 chicks and within hours had 24- it is amazing how they multiply. This multiplication was not achieved through breeding, rather it happened when I went to the feed store in town to get shavings and came back with 18 more chicks.
Hey, chicks happen.
Since then it has been quite the adventure! We have had one chicken massacre when family of raccoons killed 19 of the little ladies. So back to the feed store to get a new coop and more chicks. We are currently up to 19: chickens 15 hens and 4 roosters. We have 6 different types of chickens:
After impatiently waiting the six months it can take a pullet (young chicken under 1 yr) to mature to laying age, we were rewarded with a rainbow of eggs!