Hey dad, when are the chickens coming? Are they coming next week?
The natives were restless. The major reason for moving was to be able to have animals, particularly chickens. The kids had patiently waited till the weather cooled off but still there were no chickens.
I had order some rare chickens (not something you want to do the first time you raise chickens) from a local breeder but what I wanted wasn’t available yet. I knew I need to do something quickly or I may have mutiny on board about moving to the country.
So on November 9, 2017 during my lunch hour I stopped at a local feed store to see what types of chicks they had in stock. They had what I was looking for, the Australorp. That afternoon I sent my family a text letting them know they needed to set up the brooder.
On the way home that night I stopped and picked up 7 Black Australorps chicks which started a new adventure on the micro-farm.
Believe it or not, we have managed to keep all seven alive. They rewarded us on April 5, 2018 with our first egg. Since then six of the seven have started laying and perhaps all of them are now laying since this past week they have been producing six eggs a day.