Not for us, we're not quite ready for that. Bees yes, but chickens, not quite yet. Recently however, 2nd Family got some new chicks. Of course, with the rainy weekends, we weren't able to see them until now and they are not so much "chicks' anymore, ha. Tween chicks? Twicks? LOL!
Anyway, one of "R's" coworkers decided to get some now that they live in the country. They thought a couple dozen would be a good start. "R" promptly reminded them, "um, you DO know that means you'll be getting a couple dozen eggs per DAY, right?". Apparently they hadn't thought that far ahead!
Seeing as how 2nd Family's girls are getting older, they decided to take a few off their hands. A random assortment of six, mostly the same.
One of the six however is this adorable girl. A black "Silkie". Oh my gosh, it's the softest, fuzziest thing. The feathers almost seem like fur.
And the neatest thing is the feet. The feathers go all the way down and fluff up around the claws. It looks like the Clydesdale horse version of a chicken, ha. Tried to get a good picture but this was the best I could get in a coop full of excitable chickens. We can't wait to watch her grow up.