I am officially in love with the 7 ladies in the basement. Damn they are cute and they are growing so fast! Their wing feathers are replacing the chick fuzz and they feel slightly less fragile. They all seem to get along well.
We ended up with: 2 Buff Orpingtons (had 3 but 1 died), 1 Ameraucana (a Silver from what I can tell) & 4 Polish Crested. The Polish chicks were difficult to pick what type they were, but I think we got a Golden, a Buff and 2 White Crested Black.
The Polish Crested chicks seem slightly more timid than the other three. Also, I do realize I am likely making it up, but the two remaining Buff Orpingtons seem somewhat subdued compared to before the other one died. But they could just be laid back. The Ameraucana is very funny~ she’ll grab a large piece of their bedding and start running and get all of them playing a big game of chase-around-the-brooder and soon they are hopping all over each other before abruptly going back to whatever they were already doing.
Their coop is being built by someone else. This slightly damages my “I-Can-Do-It-Myself” ideals. But, by the time we bought supplies and whatever tools we didn’t already have and then tossed in all the carpentry skills we don’t have….it was clear what to do. And the toddler + partner-writing-dissertation-until-June situation made it obvious: we weren’t building a coop. We will however add a larger enclosure that the coop & run will be inside. Somewhat aviary like.
Want to see my newest ladies? Of course you do!