I'm linking up with "Outdoor Wednesday"
Because what could be more outdoorsy than chickens!!!
I Took The Plunge!
I've ordered my chicks from MyPetChicken.
Being a novice, I didn't realize that I should've ordered earlier for the breeds I wanted so my chicks won't get here till the week of May 21st! They probably won't start laying till late fall!
These are the breeds I got.
2 Buff Orpingtons (brown eggs)
2 Easter Eggers that lay blue or green eggs.
1 Barred PlymouthRock (brown eggs)
And 1 Silver laced Wyandotte. (brown eggs)
6 little chicks in all
Here's praying that they will all be hens!
I'm buying chicken supplies a little at a time since I have till May.
Here's what I got so far. Feeder and waterer, a heat lamp for the brooder that I've got to make yet and a thermometer to make sure the chicks are warm enough.
Steve, a friend of ours who just happens to be a carpenter, is building my coop for me. I decided to put it inside my garage.
This is the progress as of today. The floor is double and is insulated as will the walls be.
Steve has never built a chicken coop before so this will be an interesting journey!
I have provided him with lots of educational material!!
Lucky he's such a good sport and laughs a lot!!