It’s been awhile (in chicken years) since you’ve seen our little peeps.
Remember these guys?
Well, they’ve grown.
We have some Buff Orpingtons, some New Hampshire Reds (similar to Rhode Island Reds, but not the same), those Black Australorps I was so excited about, and a couple Partridge Rocks, which are also completely new to us.
And a “free rare exotic chick.”
That would be this one…
We have no idea what “it” is–I’m just hoping it’s a hen. I don’t need any more roosters right now. Regardless of what the kids think about it.
Everyone seems to be growing just fine. The temp is turning chilly and rainy this week, but we’re hoping to be moving them out of the brooder house and into a field pen to finish growing soon.
These are all layers for our chicken house. We picked breeds that mature early–so we hope to be getting eggs by the end of the summer. We also picked heavier breeds so that they produce a nice body for the dinner table when their egg-laying days are over.
And the Partridge Rocks also have a good reputation for being broody and being good mothers so that if for some reason (blue eyes) I ever (and dimples) decided to consider possibly getting a rooster again…
I’m curious to see what our little “rare exotic” turns out to be. Who knew you could get “freebie” chickens?