Hammy the chicken.
The ladies have finally arrived!¬† We have 6 happy, young hens – and one happy little boy.¬†
If you recall in a previous post, I was supposed to get our chickens from a farmer friend, but that fell through.¬† It was very frustrating.¬†
As a result, we had an empty coop for months just sitting there waiting to be filled.¬† For a brief moment, I considered getting a rabbit instead!¬† Then, on a whim one night, I googled ‚ÄėPullets in Pittsburgh‚Äô to see what I would get.¬†
I ended up on Craigslist (which I had never used before) looking at a listing for 10-week-old pullets being sold by a young woman a mere 45 minutes from where I live.¬† Of course, I emailed immediately and we had a chicken pick-up scheduled within the hour.¬† Two days later I had my ladies.¬†
Two days after that, all the hens had names assigned to them by the resident 3-year-old.¬† Hammy and Cobby are Barred Rocks, Bock-Bock is a Rhode Island Red, Boo-Boo is a red sex link, and Flower and Buffalo are Welsummers.¬† The Rocks are a bit older and are laying already ‚Äď gorgeous, plump brown eggs.¬† We couldn‚Äôt be more pleased.
And so now, every night, I do a quick scan of Craigslist‚Äôs Farm and Garden listings.¬† The neighbor across the street got himself two young turkeys from a listing there.¬†
Who knows, maybe someday I‚Äôll get that rabbit after all‚Ä¶