Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I bought 24 chickens.

My dad was not happy about it, but he helped me put the coop together, so I guess it wasn't so bad.

Anyways, so I went to TSC to buy a coop. I made the mistake of walking past the bins and I saw the bantams and decided I just had to have some. They were so sad-looking and their bedding was soaked..There was a lot of birds but I settled on 8 bantams and 16 standards. According to the labels, I got 3 black australorps, 4 golden sex links, 2 RIRs, 2 buff orpingtons, and 5 birds I'm not sure of. (They didn't have labels) And, of course, my bantams. They were all labeled pullets but we'll see about that..

My bantams are crusty right now because they got wet at the store and didn't dry properly. It wouldn't have been a problem if there wasn't fecal matter and pine shavings in their waterers. Nevertheless, they're in much better conditions now. I keep their water clean, they always have access to food, and I change their bedding once a week. (I'll occasionally do a spot clean because they sometimes spill their water.) I also take them out for supervised free-ranging a couple times a day.

Without further ado, here are some pictures of my little chickies (And, by "some" I mean a lot. Brace yourself):