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baby chick Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
baby chick Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
We to a big leap of faith, quit our jobs are moved to the the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to follow our dreams of self sufficiency and to make a go of living off the land… Can we help you feed your family?
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Introducing new chicks to your existing flock or “And then there were two, flocks.”

You may have caught the news in passing here or over on Nathan’s blog. We grew our flock of chickens this spring.

“We ended up bringing home a dozen chicks: 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 White Leghorns, 2 Black Sex Link, 3 Amberlinks, and 3 Golden Laced Wyandottes. That will certainly grow our flock of 3 Araucanas and 3 Rhode Island Reds and hopefully really step up our waning egg production this year. Or, we’ll end up with a freezer full of roosters by the end of the summer…”

We got a screaming deal and added 12 chicks to our menagerie of homestead animals for next to nothing cost wise! If you want to know the details click the link above and read all about it on Nathan’s blog.

We are kind of “counting our eggs before they hatch” in terms of planning for space for all the chickens right now, our fingers are crossed that this house sells ASAP. Our existing flock of six plus the 12 new chicks brings us 18 chickens! Plus we just got 6 turkeys. Things might start getting real crowded with 24 birds if we don’t get out of here in the next few months…