Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New additions to flock: Cream Crested Legbars

Cream Crested Legbar chick at 2 days old. Purchased after they hatched and placed under broody Kate during the night. When morning came, she thought her eggs had hatched and started raising them.

Kate and chicks, kept inside the first few days. This is her first time being a Mom.

Chicks at 2 months old are finally named: Robin and Lily. They still like to hang around with their Mom, like when she's taking a dust bath.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lots of snow this year but we're already getting eggs

Despite a cold winter, they started laying eggs mid-January -- all 5 hens are in production. I am really happy with the colors we're getting from our "Easter Eggers". Each bird is laying 3-5 eggs per week.
This is our current flock. It is looking pretty rough out in the chicken run, but they seem to be doing ok this winter.
There is a heater under the waterer to keep it from freezing.