We have new chicks! These are Rhode Island Reds and light weight Brahmas that we got from Moore's Seed and Feed in South San Antonio.
Most of these chicks are promised to our lovely friends and neighbors when they feather out. 2 here, 4 there and 3 in the backyard behind ours. We will be keeping a few as well to restock our chicken flock. A few of our chickens keeled over in the super hot heat this summer. People often ask what we do with our chickens in the winter. Chickens survive outside just fine in much chillier states than this one. We have covered our coop with some plastic sheeting on the few days it got really chilly but I think our summers are really the risk for Texas Chickens. I am so excited to spread the love of chickens around.
Here's our first chicken tractor. Made out of found materials. You can start as small and cheaply as you want. Many people start with just two chickens who will provide you with about a dozen organic fresh eggs a week.