Putting in our very first order of 25 of these beauties....
We will be getting our 1 or 2 day old chicks around Mid-April...we are planning to split them into two groups....half for egg laying and the other half for meat birds. The kids are doing a 4-H project attached to these chickens where they will need to return a couple birds for auction as well as keep a record book and "show" a chicken at a chicken show.
So now Dan has some more building to do with the boys. This is most likely what our two chicken tractors will look like:
We are very new to all this....so we're doing our best to read up as much as we can and I guess we'll be learning a lot by trial and error!
We are very excited to be making our homestead more official by adding some farm animals to the mix. So far we have 8 fruit trees, 3 blueberry bushes and recently we put in 8 little raspberry bushes as well. Adding the chickens is definitely a big step towards our own family farm :)
Now that the chickens are ordered, I need to start figuring out the garden.