We went to see a friend's chickens today, and I couldn't resist taking pictures of all the pretty colors.
About a month ago, I sat down to order some chickens online, but the chickens I wanted wouldn't be deliverable until May. We have a trip planned for June, so receiving day-old chicks in May didn't seem like a good idea. Plus, shipping prices really stunk. So we found some month-old chicks locally. They're not as exciting as the ones I wanted, but they'll do the job. If they live. We've already lost two this week to a hawk. Stinkin' hawk. I really don't know what to do about it. I would be even sadder though if it was eating my blue andalusians, blue cochins, salmon faverolles, cuckoo marans, and blue-laced red wyandottes (sigh).