Monday, May 20, 2013

Hickory Chickory

Last Wednesday we hatched out 15 chicks out of 20 eggs. It was a good hatch.

These are our own home grown farm mix. Marans, Old English, Reds and Buffs are all bred with strong 4 different roosters. One rooster is a bantam and will soon have bantam hens of his own.

We gave away 10 of the larger chicks and kept the slower later hatched ones. With the addition of a new rooster we are getting different chicks this time. More color in the feathers and smarter behaviors and less aggressive. It is always a challenge raising your own. But so worth the effort. I love my farm life.

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