I am very excited. Thursday evening we are supposed to pick up two more hens and a rooster to add to our flock. That will bring our final count (no more, Hubby says!) up to 15 chickens.
The photo is my son picking up a stray chicken and taking it back to the coop. We had to go out this morning and we don't let the chickens run around unless we are there. Too many predators, including the human kind (a.k.a. the boys across the street who may or may not open our gate on a whim)! We also have a lot of stray cats in the neighborhood. I saw one walk through my yard a couple of months ago with a rabbit in its mouth that was almost bigger than the cat!
Anyway, before I get too far off subject, the new chickens we are getting are Polish chickens. I had ordered two with the baby chicks I received in the spring, but one died the same day they arrived. I guess the stress of traveling was too much for it.
We still have our beautiful buff-laced Polish chicken, named Simone (that is my 5-year-old holding her). As you can see, all the Polish chickens have "tophats" on their heads. They can't see as well as the other chickens because of that crest, but they are generally gentle. I can't wait for my new arrivals!