We got a new flock of chicks last weekend. We have 4 Ameraucan (Easter Egg) chicks who will lay green eggs. Then 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Barred Rock chicks, and 2 Golden Comets who will all lay brown eggs. I can't believe we are adding 10 chicks to our 7. It will be a couple of months before these chicks can be outside. I'm so used to counting to 7 when I feed them, so counting to 17 will be a challenge as they move around. We have a big fenced backyard for them to run around in since we are on a half acre lot. It's always been my dream to put grass in the back half....but we've had horses and now chickens. I guess it's better this way. Big garden and chickens. It feels good to be a little self-reliant. Just hope the day never comes that I have to kill, pluck, and eat one of the chickens. I'm not that into self-reliance!!
We let the grandkids name a chick. Jaycee is the one keeping track of the names. It's too much for this old lady brain of mine. I did name one chick. One of the golden chicks is Ramona after my best friend when I was younger. Of course we joked about naming them scrambled, over easy, hard boiled, or Benedict.
I have to confess that it took me a few weeks to eat one of our eggs when the first batch started laying a couple of years ago. Now I can't stand the taste of store bought eggs. It's like the difference in a tomato from your garden or a tasteless tomato from the store. Our chickens molted during the winter and we went down to 1 egg a day and had to buy eggs. Thank goodness we are back up to 6-7 eggs again.