After much research, pondering and soul searching we decided to give up our attempts as raising chicken. The neighborhood coyotes have been surrounding our house and we know an attack is imminent. The chickens are in at night, and we keep them outside and safe during the day, but we also have young kids and little dogs. Would love to find a great home for our:
(1) Australorp hatched around May 19th
(2) Rhode Island Reds hatched around June 14th
(1) Brahma hatched around July 20th
They are all beautiful and healthy. They have been enjoying organic veggies and pasta as well starter feed. The Austalorp and Reds hang together, and the Brahma is still a little young, we keep them near each other, but keep her away from pecking danger.
Please don't hesitate to call if you are interested. Happy to send a photo. Live in the Silver Lake area.