Updated: Sep 27
Last week we visited a local family-owned business, Gambrills General Store, to pick up a new flock of chicks! Matt had chickens on the farm growing up, but this is the first experience our children and I have had with raising chicks and building a flock. We got 8 chicks all together- 2 Buff Orptingtons, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and 2 Americanas. Meet our flock!
Fluffy seems to be more of the leader of the group. She's the biggest physically, and she kind of marches to the beat of her own drum.
Daisy is smaller and more passive. Her feathers are a little lighter in color than Fluffy's.
Sprout has a bigger white spot on her head, she's extremely cuddly and on the smaller side.
Hannah has a smaller white spot on her head. Like Sprout, she's extremely cuddly and on the smaller side. Both Sprout and Hannah were extremely concerned that they were separated from the rest of the flock when I took them out to get their picture. They both were trying to find a way to get back into the brooder box.
Luna likes to stretch her neck out and look above and over all of her sisters. She's very interested in what is going on around her.
Butterscotch has a little dark spot on her head. She has a very sweet demeanor.
McGonagall has this cute little tick when she is starting to fall asleep- she sort of shakes her head side to side. Sometimes her beak taps the plastic of their brooder box, and she wakes her sisters up. Her stripe is a little darker than Pippy's. She is also extremely inquisitive. She was following the camera when I moved it back and forth.
Pippy is a sweetie! She has a lighter stripe down her back, and she is very curious.
We are really starting to see their personalities develop, and we can tell them apart easily not only from their colorings/markings, but also in the way they act.
If you are local and interested in starting a flock, or adding to your existing flock, we highly recommend Gambrills General Store! They have 12 different varieties of chicks, and they are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. See more information on their Facebook page!