posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 04:48 PM
reply to post by Gazrok
Chickens are pretty easy to care for, though they are pretty messy. We have really enjoyed them.
Ours aren't back to laying just yet. You can force them to lay throughout the winter months, but, I like to let nature do her thing. If they aren't
supposed to lay, I won't make them.
You will have to watch out for roosters in the mix depending on where you get your chicks. Some places are more accurate than others. If you get them
locally and not from a store that gets them from places that employ people that check them, you have a higher chance of roosters. We had no idea we
had one in there until he started crowing (which can happen before its obvious in other ways).
Our rooster (who just runs outdoors) comes to the door and crows until you give him a treat. If you end up with a rooster... do not under any
circumstances feed him treats from your front step. You will be sorry if you do!