Last spring, we bought three Norwegian Jaerhorn chicks from one person, and three Barred Plymouth Rock chicks from another.
We named them, which everyone will tell you should never be done if you eventually plan on eating them.
Not only does my hubby work more than full-time, not only is he finishing his Master’s degree, but he also built a coop from mostly scrap material in his spare time. With no prior building experience, I gotta say, not too darn shabby!
Being in the market for eggs only at this time, we gave away the cockerels. So from six, we are now down to four. They should begin laying their first eggs any day now, and I am looking forward to the experience of cooking truly fresh eggs for my family. If all goes reasonably well, we will triple our flock next spring to keep our family – and occasionally our friends – in fresh, nutritious eggs.