I stopped in at the feed store yesterday to pick up some layer pellet, wheat, and oyster shell for my chickens and J., the Crazy Chicken Lady Orderer, as she calls herself, reminded me that it is already time to order chicks for April delivery. I was so glad she reminded me because last year I got chicks rather late in the year because I didn't think about it early enough. I'm suspicious that there must be an uptick in new backyard chicken ranchers who are ordering early, and it throws us Old Lady Chicken Ranchers off. Ah well, at least J. was on the ball and took my order then and there.
This is what I'll be looking forward to in mid-April.
I'm planning for the chicks to arrive here before Easter.
(I'm thinking about the grandkids....always.)
The bountiful results of ordering chickies in February.
It's snowing again today and the temperatures are plummeting. So far the high for the day is 6* and the temps are supposed to be taking a dive into the negatives for Wednesday and Thursday's highs. I'm staying indoors and stitching on some embroidery pieces, but as always, I will venture out to the chicken coop to fetch the eggs and feed and water the girls.