New additions

During the work week, I leave for work before it is light outside.  I was excited to be home this morning to see the chickens enjoying the outdoors on their own.

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With the amount of roosters in the flock, I decided to head to Wisconsin to pick up a few more confirmed hens-  with Dustin’s permission😆

Here we are heading to Wisconsin with my chaperone.   Last time I went to the chicken farm alone I ended up with 14 chicks instead of 5, which is what I had told Dustin before I left the house.

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The last time I visited this breeder I did not see the full operation but today we got the full tour.  I will just say it was something from a horrible nightmare of a place where the world was taken over by hundreds of chickens.  Let’s just say we were definitely outnumbered, by a lot.  At the end of our tour we left with 4 hens, a box of field corn, and a dozen eggs.

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Once we got home, one of the hens looked pretty rough.  This was Dustin’s pick.  He told me later he felt sorry for it.  So the new hen got a bath tonight before meeting the rest of the flock.

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I had created a separate pen for the new 4 hens but while I was setting up the feed and water one slipped out and I was surprised to see the regular group acting like the new hen had been there all along.  I decided let’s see if all 4 would be so lucky.  To my surprise they all did pretty good.  Here is a mix of some of the new and old.

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The night ended with Sadie enjoying the day with the profits from the chickens- farm fresh eggs.

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