We started out with five hens when we moved in to our farm. Our builder gave them to us as a house warming gift and we’ve been nurturing them — and enjoying the eggs — ever since. But apparently they are getting old. We’ve had two of the chickens die over the last several months, I think from old age. Apparently laying an egg a day can really wear you out.
After a trip to tractor supply, we ended up with six baby peeps — two Red Sex Links, two Barred Rocks and two Ameraucanas. Right now, they live in our living room — under a heat lamp and keep us entertained with their peeping.
Arianna came to visit them and couldn’t believe her eyes! Chickens in the living room! In a house where we have NO indoor pets. Even our cat is an outdoor barn cat — which is a good thing, because I don’t think an indoor cat and six peeps would get along well in the living room!
Once they grow a little bigger and get their feathers, we will introduce them to the “old” ladies in the chicken coop and they will all have to learn to get along together. Until then, we have peeps in the living room!