Here are the newest members to the backyard homestead! We have been wanting to get more laying hens, but they can be awfully expensive especially since we want to stick with the heritage rare breeds. We found a lady on craigslist that was selling the breeds we wanted for $1 per bird. They are straight-run (which means we might get hens or roosters) but we figure they are still a lot cheaper at $1 per bird even if we have quite a few roosters...which we won't be able to keep anyway. We got 16 assuming half might be roosters and ... well lets be honest...a few might not survive:(
No one is as excited as Addie! She talked to them the whole way home in the box saying "We are going to take such good care of you!"
We got them all set up with water, feed and a warm light in their new little home and Addie sang them a little night night song before we left. She is in love! I sure hope she doesn't "love them to death"!