The feathered kind of course!! What did you think I was going to talk about?
While waiting patiently for Lucky Nickel's barn to be fixed up, I determined that there would be plenty of room in that barn for a few chickens. As most of you will know, unless you are new to the blog, I used to have a lot of chickens when I lived in Iowa, but I had to find new homes for them when I left. Many of them went to live with Isobelle Golightly the Beautiful Goat and her friends in New York, after being driven there in the back of my Jetta on the way to Canada. Well traveled chickens! Some stayed in Iowa with other friends who graciously offered them homes, for which I was very thankful. Unfortunately, none of them came over the border because poultry crossing is quite complicated.
I determined it was time for some new feathered friends, since the barn repairs were underway and they would soon have a place to live and nest. Thus, I bought 7 chicks from a local breeder who offered a number of different breeds. The chicks were various ages, so I think some are definitely hens, but there may be a rooster or two also. It's hard to tell at this point!
In any event, meet the new starter flock!