We cannot go back to Tractor Supply. We absolutely cannot go back to Tractor Supply. We will not go back to Tractor Supply . . at least til April 13, when Chicken Days are over.
We have officially outgrown the coop that isn’t even finished yet. The builder will be here tomorrow and we’ll see if he can think of an easy way to make an addition on to the coop. The new coop is already a bit bigger than the old coop and it’s big enough for 15 full size chickens. Our chickens stay outside all day and will only go inside at night so if we end up with a couple of chickens over the recommended amount, I’m not real worried. Our last coop was big enough for 12 chickens and except during the time when we had snow and ice and they were “cooped up” inside for days, we could easily have had 20 chickens in there without issue. When they were stuck inside for days and got on each other’s nerves, I think 2 chickens inside there were too many. Here, I doubt we have feet of snow or lots of ice that keeps them inside so we may just go with it as it is and watch them closely.
Here are the new babies:
We got 5 bantams and 4 of them are Silkies. The only one that isn’t a Silkie is this one in the front and we go it because it has the cutest little gray wings. Can you see the dark blue beak on the second one back? They have dark blue skin too. If you aren’t familiar with Silkies, look at them here and here. They are adorable. They were straight runs so I’m sure there’s at least a rooster or two in the batch. I’m just hoping they’re not all roosters.
They aren’t much bigger than a big cotton ball right now. They are just the cutest things!
We wanted 8 chickens . . we have 21. Did I say that we’re not going back to Tractor Supply til they are no longer getting chickens?