So what’s better than having 3 pet chickens??? Having 5 chickens, of course!!! Two weeks ago we added 2 new “girls” to our backyard flock.
We got our chicks at 1 week old and now they are 3 weeks old and starting to develop their feathers. For the next 9 weeks or so the chicks will be separated from our other hens until they are big enough to defend themselves. We should expect eggs from the new girls sometime at the end of September.
We let our chickens “free range” for several hours everyday so they can hunt and peck around the yard for bugs and greens. They also have access all day to an organic grain mixture. For special treats we give them a cracked corn and grain mixture (called scratch) and vegetable & fruit scraps from the house. They will eat just about anything.
Are you interested in keeping your own “backyard chickens”??? I learned all I know about raising my girls from: www.BackyardChickens.com. It’s a great site for getting ideas on coop design as well as everything chicken. We get our chicks and all of our chicken supplies locally from Midway City Feed. It’s right off of Beach Blvd and Bolsa Ave…714-893-2613.
So why did the chicken cross the road???