Here are my hens coming up to the door to say hi.
The tan ones are Buff Orpingtons, the white with a little black ones are a Leghorn mix, and the red one is a Rhode Island Red.
This is the run of their coop. This was last summer before they scratched up all the grass.
These are the newest additions. Five Buff Orpingtons and five White Leghorns are in there. They are getting big enough to divide up into separate totes. They are about two weeks old now and already have wing and tail feathers.
We have all girls. Unless one of the babies was sexed wrong, we won't be having a rooster.
Girl chicks are called pullets and boy chicks are called cockerels.
Chickens are pretty easy to take care of. They do get to free range part of the day and they love it.
They make noise when laying eggs. It's the egg laying song.
It will be 16-24 weeks before the pullets start laying.
I also have baby ducks.
One might say they were a parting gift for buying all the chicks.
We think the yellow ones are Pekin and the brown/yellow are Rouen. They came from the assorted bin so that is what we are guessing for now.
They were given to my husband because they were getting picked on and they were not doing too good. If we didn't take them, they would be taken back to die and tossed in the garbage.
Since he is a softy, he brought them home.