It's hard to believe that we are approaching the third summer of living in our house. Ever since we began talking about building our home and starting a small farm, we have talked about chickens. Finishing up our house, a surprise baby, and our first year of gardening has set this goal back a little, but this is the year!
Now that we have two kids, our requirements for chickens has changed slightly. We absolutely *need* docile chickens as our daughter loves on all animals. An aggressive hen or rooster won't cut it. And we are drawn toward the bigger breeds.
In our quest to keep things as local as possible, we have found several local farmers who hatch chicks. One in particular raises Buff Orpingtons, which is at the top of our list. We've put in a request for chicks. Now it's just a matter of spring coming!
And we love to read as much as we can about something before we jump in. What are your favorite chicken books?