We have had chickens for quite some time now. We bought our starter flock from a family in Arkansas. In fact, today, August 7th, we have had these girls for exactly a year now. They were all 18 months to 2 years old and were all layers. They have given us some wonderful eggs this past year. Actually for the past 2 weeks we have barely gotten an egg and found out why2 nights ago. A 4 foot long poisonous, black and red snake was in the coop eating an egg. It is now dead and we are getting eggs again.
The daddy is a White Polish Crested Rooster and the momma is a Rhode Island Red. We also have a Plymouth Rock female, another Rhode Island Red, and a Rhode Island White in with this rooster. I am excited to see they babies to see their coloring.
I will take some pictures soon and post them of how chickens. Our blue silkie is soooo gorgeous and "Top Notch" the rooster is beautiful. The cool thing about him is he has bright purple on his wattle. Very cool.