So about 2 years ago I started a long term goal of mine: to gradually grow most of my food on my own. Today I am taking a huge step, I am adding animals! I just picked up 6 Rhode Island Reds baby chicks! I have built a coop for them when they get a bit older, but for now here is a quick video in their new home.
I choose this breed of chickens because they are known for laying large eggs frequently, which is what I primarily want them for. They don’t get broody, generally quieter, aren’t too jumpy. The other upside is that they do pretty well as a meat chicken in the event that I have to do so. This is kinda a big step in the process that I am working on and I hope I am doing it right! Anyway, there is more to come on the chicks in the coming weeks.