Thought I would do another entry on the past. How I came to have and love so many chickens. I haven't done one since I talked about the Black Austrolorps and the Barred Rocks went outside.
As usual I put the new ten in a holding area that was attached to the end of the existing run. Doing this gives the older girls time to investigate the newer girls without there being a lot of squabbling and hen pecking. After a couple of weeks I let them out and put them all together. There was very little arguing amongst the new and old. I was glad to see my plan had worked.
Winter came...we were looking looking looking at houses. We started out looking down south on I75...no, just too much development. We would be crowded out in no time and besides Ians commute would be pure and simple hell with five million of his closest friend going north to Atlanta on I75, and there is a wreck guaranteed almost every morning to slow you up. Then we tried looking out towards where his Dad lives...after much debate and not finding what we were really looking for we decided against that as the Newnan area was growing up by leaps and bounds too.
Well, there was West...towards Alabama..but we would have to go past Paulding County. It has exploded with growth in the past ten years. Okay. We found an agent exclusive to that area. She was great. We had five houses lined up to look at that next weekend. We looked at all, but none were just right.
Now back to the chickens. I knew we were getting close. We had the money to get the house...we just had to find it. It was just going to be a matter of time before we found that right place. So...about the end of January new chicks came in to the local feed store. This time he had the cutest little chicks, so cute you just couldnt help it, you had to have them. So I got five. Five americauna chicks. These are the kind that lay blue or green eggs. I have had both colors come out of these hens.
So, here they are in the box still from bringing them home. So...total head count including these...twenty five chickens...in the city limits...in a neighborhood. (GRIN)