It’s spring (I think, but Mother Nature really isn’t confirming yet) and that means one thing…baby chicks! Cute, fuzzy, full of energy they’re a surefire sign that warmer weather is on it’s way.
For the past year, we’ve discussed raising chickens for eggs. I love the idea of being a modern homesteader, and after gardening, raising chickens seemed to make sense. Aside from the eggs, we’ll also get some great compost, and some control over the bugs in the yard.
So about a month ago, our local Southern States posted that “Chick Days” were starting. We stopped in to see what they carried, supplies wise, and lucked in to getting to meet the local chicken co-operative, Cluck!. Southern States also had their coops on sale, and a wealth of information to share about backyard chicken keeping.
So this week, after talking it over again, we broke down and bought six chicks.
“Why six,” you’re probably asking yourself. State law requires that businesses sell no fewer than six in a single transaction. We don’t have room for all six, but we luckily have a farmer friend that has been looking for some new chickens. As they grow up, we’ll be making the decision on which to keep, and which will be re-homed.
Until then, we’ll enjoy their loving adorableness, and experience raising chickens for the first time.