always love to see the new chicken keeping families come into the store to pick up their baby chicks. I remember all too well the excitement that surrounded the
The appeal of fresh eggs is strong, but the need to keep our flock healthy and happy is so much stronger. I took a deep breath and thanked her for offering the pullets to me in the interest of finding them a good, loving home. I knew that it was the right decision for our farm and the heritage breed hens that already call 1840 Farm home.
We had already decided not to add any new chicks to our flock this year. Instead, we would focus on our current flock and a few building projects to expand their outdoor space. Building a chicken tractor was on our to do list this spring, allowing the girls to have even more space outside and us to put them to work in the heirloom vegetable garden. I’ll be content in the knowledge that I made the right decision for our flock. I’ll also remind myself that if our building projects go well this summer, we can add more chicks to our flock next spring!
Are you adding to your flock this spring? If so, how many chicks are you adding? What breeds are you introducing to your flock? I may not be adding to our flock at 1840 Farm, but I plan to live vicariously through your additions this spring. Leave me a comment below and let me know what exciting plans you have for your flock!