Once upon a time, there was a girl who dreamed of chickens. Not the hundreds of white chickens that her mother raised for “egg money,” but colorful chickens that were delivered by the postman … just like in Margaret Wise Brown’s Little Golden Book The Seven Little Postmen.
|Speckled Sussex chick|
Before I ordered, I gave myself some guidelines. I would only order a dozen chicks and those would be pullets. I have a fairly small coop, so space is limited, and I raise hens for eggs. I don’t need a rooster. (Although if one or more of these new ones turn out to be roosters, that’s fine, too.)
I like heavy, friendly hens with fairly small combs that won’t be affected by our occasional sub-zero winter temperatures. My new girls needed to be brown egg-layers. And colors! I wanted different colors to complete my flock, too.
|Chickens arriving in The Seven Little Postmen|