At The Raven and The Spade we have 52 very loved chickens.
Our daughter Fiona is our chicken keeper. For her 8th birthday
all she wanted was chickens. And chickens she got!
After looking at the Storeys Illustrated Guide to the Poultry Breeds,
we narrowed our choices to 11 breeds and then ordered 5 of each.
The hatchery threw in a couple bonus chicks.
The chicks were all raised in the entryway of our
home till they were 6 weeks old then we moved them outside into the chicken coup.
Fiona and Rowan (our 10 year old son) had many conversations with the chickens.
All the chickens were held loved and yes named. Fiona named one of the Rhode Island
Reds after Amy. Amy the hen lays yummy double yoke eggs!