Several years back, I started expanding the chicken coop/run, to expand the flock and be able to separate the chicks from the hens during the growing stage.
Decided to finish it up.
Went into lowes, people buying lumber/building materials like crazy.
Manager came on the intercom, said there would be plenty of lumber and supplies for everyone, more supplies coming in, and no shortages.
People buying everything.
Went by tractor supply, chicks all sold out, they said people buying them up.
they just had a shipment come in, picked up 1 doz, barred rocks, they are large brown egg layers.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth_Rock_chicken
Already have 14 Americana chickens, had them for around 5 years now.
My one neighbor/constable, bought 2 doz Lavender Orpingtons a few years back, think he said they were $75.00 a piece if bought full grown.
Well, he bought the chicks, put them in his coop, disappeared overnight.
He hired two trackers with dogs to find who did this, he came up to the cabin and asked for permission to come on my property, said the dog ran up on a bear and got tore up real bad and they had to find the dog.
Told me to be careful cause another neighbor was bow hunting from a tree stand, said a bear, between 400/600 lbs tried to shake him out of the tree stand.
I have to reinforce the coops and runs best I can, they will only buy me some time to get outside with the 44 or 45-70