Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Spring chicks

It's been awhile since my last post, and that's because we have been very busy with spring projects. We have a small flock of laying hens and one Ameraucana rooster, and every spring, I buy a new little batch of six or eight to add to the flock. I have always wanted a Brahma, but the hatchery I buy from, Meyers Hatchery, didn't seem to have any of this rare breed available for months. I ordered three "Easter eggers" - kinda a mix breed originating from my favorite, Ameraucana, and decided to buy whatever was available in the store that day.

The day came, April 30, and I always let my youngest, Elise, stay home from school on "chick day." It takes about an hour and a half to get to the hatchery, and it makes for a fun and pretty drive.

Elise so happy with her box of babies!
We received our three Easter eggers, and managed to pick out four other chicks from the small selection the hatchery had available in the store. As luck would have it, they had two light Brahmas available! I snatched those up right away! We also walked out with a golden laced Hamburg, a new breed to me, and a blue laced red Wyandotte, another new breed! Here are their photos along with their names :)

The "Three Amigos" - three Easter Eggers, Sunny, Buttercup and Daisy

Isabella, on of the light Brahmas. Not pictured: Spazzy, the other Light Brahma...who lives up to her name :)

Delilah, a Golden Laced Hamburg

Peaches, who is a Blue Laced Wyandotte

And Oatmeal, who I think is a Golden Buff

Happy Spring! And, as always...

1 comment:

  1. Cheep cheep cheep-cheep CHEEP cheep!


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