Eggs Tomorrow?

“Dude…have you ever touched a chicken?” my colleague asked.


Tonight I’ll be a chicken farmer….not a chicken rancher. Google
chicken ranch and you’ll see what I mean.

I have been tweaking my chicken tractor for a week now and yes chicken tractors need tweaking. I had to paint it with wood protection and make some adjustments to the doors for the nesting boxes.

This morning I checked the fit of the doors and wild birds had started building nests in the nesting boxes. That is a positive sign I thought.

Today I felt confident enough to go ahead and get some chickens. I looked on Craig’s list and a fellow wanted to sell a lot of 30 all or none. I called Renfro Hardware and it turns out this is the New York Stock Exchange of chickens around these parts. They have all kinds of chickens but they are chicks and need to mature before laying eggs.

I want eggs now so I called a fellow on Craig’s list and he has plenty that are 9 months old and laying.

I will pick up six
Black Sex Link Pullets at 5:30.
The chicken adventure begins.


Judy said...

That is exciting. I can't wait to hear how it goes.

Judy said...

I googled Chicken Ranch and was surprised at what it said!

terri said...

Interesting name for the chickens.

Anonymous said...

"tweaking your chicken tractoR" For a minute there I was wondering what kind of post this was...*grin*

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Well as I understand it Terri chickens are almost impossible to sex when they are little. If you buy a tray of chickens then you have a 50/50 shot at either sex.

These chickens are a mix of two breeds that distinguishes the sex at hatching by their color or feather type. This is handy if you just want hens.

This type of chicken is supposed to be hearty and lay a lot of eggs.

They could have come up with a better name.

Jay said...

This could be pretty exciting.

If it doesn't work out then you will just have to find a bunch of good chicken recipes. ;-)

Rock Chef said...

Pullets? Don't they lay very small eggs? I remember having them as a kid - small but very tasty.

Have fun!

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

I ended up getting a mix of birds. All should be laying once they settle down from the move.

TerryC said...

Do you have your cholesterol medication lined up?

Okay, NOW I get it! You want eggs because "egg" forms the center of "Wreggie" (not quite so much with "Reggie", though).

You will finally find your center with all those "eggies".

Hope it won't really spell the end though.

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

This is deep Terry.

I like eggs but don't eat that many because I'm basically trying to maintain my chick magnet appearance.

blue said...

oooooooooooooo that last one was baaaaaaaaaad lol, very very bad. lol.

Ali said...

If I knew there were chickens with a "fancy" name like that, I would have had a coop years ago!

TerryC said...

;-) Love ya, Buddy!!