In a couple of days, I will be driving back to the same hatchery where I purchased my current flock of chickens in order to get 4 new baby chickens. We call them chicks!
This time around I am getting two Ameraucana chicks (Easter Eggers) and two Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks. They will hopefully fit in well with my two Barred Plymouth Rock and two Black Star chickens.
There will be a new grouping of videos published on Phenix Jira Living that showcase the new chicks and then, eventually, the blending of the two flocks. The whole process will take approximately 4-5 months.
I will keep the new chicks in their own coop/run until they are old enough to move to the larger and newer coop/run with the others. The new coop will be delivered in the next couple of weeks and will be 7.5′ x 3.5′. It will sit about 2 feet off the ground (much like the current coop) so that they can go under the coop and have even more ground space. An 8′ x 3.5′ run will be attached to the coop and sit in between it and the existing kennel. This will give the 8 chickens quite a bit of square footage (approximately 125 sq ft or 15 sq ft per chicken).
The whole process will be recorded… moving the coop, getting the new coop, getting the new chicks, blending the two flocks, etc. Should be a good time!