Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Chicken Update

Alas, it was bound to happen.

One of our 3 Barred Rock hens died recently. No signs of trauma or disease, though we did not opt to send the body our for a necropsy.

The kids took it very well, which was nice.

Today we headed over to the feed store to buy a new hen. We're allowed to keep three in our city and so we figured it was time to fill out the flock. We already had two barred rocks so we agreed we'd get something different. I had been keeping my eyes open for a replacement, but the feed store turned out to be the best option.

We ended up bringing home a 14 week old Golden-laced Wyandotte. The kids took one look at her in the coop at the store and named her "Cinnamon" so... Hello Cinnamon!

We have the new bird in the old broody cage for now, right next to the existing flock. The Barred Rocks did not look happy to see a new neighbor, but we're hoping a nice slow introduction will ease the pain. Fingers crossed!

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