Natalie, wah, wah, wah, seriously, I am almost cryin'. I love to keep chickens so much, the antics in the chickenyards just thrill me half to death when I watch them and are involved with them. I sold 6 more red layers yesterday. I know have 2 roosters, 2 white hens of unknown ancestry, two black australorpe Xes, and 4 red layers. That is such a far cry from the over 40 I had two weeks ago. I don't think I can stand it just having such a small number. Seriously.......when I hear of all the cool little breed things, the wonderful attributes of birds, my feet start to wiggle, my eyes begin to twitch, my lips to get pursed.....I gotta get more, I gotta get more....smiling.
On a serious note. I don't know when we will move, it may even be months and I can't go through summer with such a low number of birds. Guess I am just gonna have to order some chicks, smiling. I have the Rochester hatchery catagloue on line, and I ordered their catalogue for this year. Gonna bite that bullet and order some babies when I get back from our road trip. We are heading up to my Daughters' houses for a few days, bringing back the Gransons for spring break (yea, I am so excited I can't sit still). Haven't seen them since they moved on Christmas day, and that has broken my heart. We are leaving around 9:00 tomorrow morning, yay!!! smiling that most wonderful and beautiful smile.
That is so cute about the silkies taking over the incubated chicks, that would certainly take alot of work off the hands of the human being eh?
I don't know if the hatchery offers blue orpingtons, but I will check out, I am definitely going the Buff Orpington road though, they sound very very docile and sweet for sure. I am getting a 2-1/2 year old Barred Rock from a lady just up the road from us (I think I am anyways) when we get back from our road trip. I am going to have a separate area for him until I figure out what I am doing. Beautiful day in this wonderful life we all live,love and share. Cindi