We're Tyler and Gentry! We met in December of 2019 and neither of us had chickens. We love breakfast though, which means eggs! (And coffee.)
In our spare time, we enjoy making breakfast, playing catch in the yard, going for walks, flying (Tyler is a pilot), working on projects, being with family and friends, and simply being together.
Soon after we met, Tyler bought a house in Newcastle, OK and quickly decided he wanted chickens. He found plans online for a coop and we went to work (with lots of breaks, of course, and some help from family).
We started with six Blue Laced Red Wyandotte chicks we purchased from someone in our area. In the summer of 2020, the girls moved in. Well, we thought they were girls. As they grew, one stood out among the others; it was bigger and seemed to have more of a wattle. One day Gentry named them all: Karen, Nancy, Lil' Judy (she was the smallest), Linda, Debbie, and Big Sandy. You guessed it--Big Sandy is the rooster and his name stuck. Although he was unexpected, we kept him and now we're glad we did!
It didn't take long for the chickens to become a daily source of entertainment in addition to providing fresh eggs for the kitchen. We love watching them live their lives running around the backyard. When they arrived, we probably could have sold the TV (except we watch too much farm-related YouTube) because we find ourselves narrating the flock. Their mannerisms and facial expressions are the best!
Our love for keeping well-raised poultry started and flourish quickly when one of the hens became broody at nine months old. Around the same time, we decided to put some in the incubator. These first chicks started the process of us raising new members to increase our flock as well as provide healthy chicks for members of our community and friends like you. It is so exciting! We would love to share these feathered friends and their goodness with your family! You won't regret it.