Guess what? Sunday we all drove to the Chicken Getting Place and bought our wee chicks! Four families went in, and we ended up with eight chicks. All girls, of course--we're in it for the eggs, not the crowing! At the Chicken Getting Place, also known as Ozbert Farms, they had many different kinds of chicks for sale. They also had a huge poster with all types of breeds of chickens listed, complete with full color Illustration and egg color, and there are a ton of different kinds. I had no idea. The poster probably depicted at least 100 different types of chickens. Wowie.
Let me introduce you to the girls.
1)Our Ameraucano, Vespucci
2)Our Welsummer, Pauli Girl
3)Sophie's Rhode Island Red, Ginger
4)Jackson's Welsummer, Summer
5)Don's Buff Brahma, Henrietta
6)Sterner's Light Brahma, Hoopy
7)Grayson's Rhode Island Red, Copper
and last, but not least
8)Abbey's Ameraucana, Lady
Here is the Awesome chicken house and run dreamt up by Chuck. Seriously--he had a dream about how to build it, and it is Fabulous. We still need to paint, of course--we want to make sure that the girls live in a Colorful Environment.
We won't be getting eggs until December (they start laying at about 21 weeks), but when the girls start laying, we're thinking of making some egg custard and egg nog--two Items in which the flavor of the fresh eggs will really shine.
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