Thursday, March 19, 2009
We brought home four new chickens from the feed store today. It was quite the affair, with several friends joining us to help us pick out our new birdies. We chose 2 barred rocks, 1 rhode island red, and 1 black sex linked (Yes, that's the breed name. No, I have no idea). We're hoping to start selling eggs once we've got 9 layers.
For those of you interested in the specifics, we co-own our chickens with 2 friends. We take care of the chickens and they buy the feed, and we split the eggs 50/50. This arrangement has been working great, drama free, for almost a year now. The idea with the new chickens is that selling the eggs will pay for all the feed they need, and the eggs that we eat ourselves will essentially be free.