Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CHICKS!! CHICKS!!! CHICKS!!!

The new chicks are here! The new chicks are here!  It is SO EGGCITING...LOL -




The new chickens are Buff Orpington's and they are supposed to be a very friendly variety. After being attacked by the rooster a couple of times last year - I am all about FRIENDLY!  This variety is also an excellent egg layer with good quality meat. Since we have lost a few of our hens and our rooster it was time to start incorporating new hens.  We will be using these birds as egg layers exclusively.

Buff Orpington's are supposed to make very good backyard birds. They go broody frequently and make great mothers. Due to their build they do very good in colder climates - which is good where we live since Spring will never get here! LOL :-)

Last weekend a new chicken coop was built separate from the older birds (KUDOS to my husband and Uncle).  Below are the older hens (look how chubby they are) in their chicken coop - happy campers in the freshly cleaned coop.



And below is the newly constructed coop for our new chickens.  Eventually they will be big enough to go in there and down the road we will use this area as our meat chicken pen.



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