A bit about us, a lot about our critters and plants, and much about the goings-on "home on the farm". We try to make use of things that we grow here on our small place with an emphasis on plants and herbal items. Our goal is to try to live a greener and more natural life and leave our place on Earth better than when we arrived here!
Well...Mr. MoonCat and I are being dragged into becoming chicken farmers! In addition to everything else we've got growing around here, we're going to be mom & dad to poultry! I'm sure you're all extremely excited now, but we're really just going to get a handful of hens and maybe one rooster. But we're committed - we want fresh eggs!
I've been doing a lot of research on which types of hens I want and have narrowed it down to a few. I would love to get input from any of you that have or have had chickens. My dad has a bunch of the bantams out at the ranch that are a real kick and pretty, but I've decided I want some of the larger breeds as I may decide to sell eggs at the farmer's markets this year along with my herbs and veggies. Since you need about a dozen of the little banty eggs to make an omelet, I don't think that is quite what I'm looking for. Because we are who we are and know HOW we are, the little chooks will most likely become family pets. So I've eliminated the types that are bred specifically for meat as I still don't like to meet or get to know my dinner.
So what do you think? Are we even crazy(ier) than before?