Our local TSC is expecting peeps on Friday, I'm so excited. I thought for the first time, I would mail order peeps, however, there must have been a lot of requests. I wanted to order a few Buff Cochins, Buff Orpintons, Black Australorps, and some Pheonix but, all those I chose couldn't be delivered until sometime in May. I like getting them early enough to start the egg production before the cold weather sets in and slows thing down.
If I'd ordered them via mail I'd have to get 25 as a minimum at TSC, I can get anywhere from 6 on. I'm thinking at least 10 maybe 12 in case some of them don't make it or if I get as many roosters this year as we've gotten in the past that will give us food and eggs. What do you people do with old chickens that don't lay anymore and old roosters? We've had these for 3 years and don't think they'd be good eating (not that we could) they've become pets pretty much.
We were new at chickens 3 years ago and have learned roosters are best (for food) at about 4 months old. We also became attatched to our "beautiful" rooster and always thought he'd win 1st place if we entered him at the state fair. He is a Barred Rock, so friendly and just a gorgeous fellow with every feather perfect. That is not a good picture of him, the good ones are on our old computer that crashed, bummer!
I'll be sure to get some pictures of the peeps and post them Friday.
Ta Ta for now