This is our 4th year raising chickens for 4-H. It really is a great experience for the children taking care of them and watching them grow. The day the baby chicks arrive is always so exciting. Usually, Art picks up the chicks when they come in on his way home from work, but he is still in Chicago (he will be home tonight!) so I loaded up all the children and we went to go get our chicks (after a few other errands while we were in town.
This year we had to order chicks in sets of 25. Two of the boys would like to also do rabbits this year and we still have 15 chickens from last year so we really did not want to do 25 chicks. So we found another 4-Her who only wanted to raise 10 and we kept 15. We got 1 rooster and 14 Brown Bovan Hens. Each child needs to show 3 and we have 4 old enough to show this year so hopefully all the chickens will survive. So far they seem to like their new home pretty well.