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Our new peeps

February 28, 2012

Lately I’ve been doing my best to use up the yarn I have before buying more. It’s been tough, but recently I had a little extra motivation. This box used to hold yarn:

But right now, it’s filled with…

Chicks!

…CHICKS! After lots of discussion, debate, and calculation of feed prices, we’ve decided to add four more chickens to our laying flock. They’re all super cute, but I have to say that the two Americaunas (Ginny and Hermione), with their big eyes and heart-shaped faces, are the most adorable:

Americauna chick

The cuteness was an added bonus–we got them because Americaunas, also known as “Easter Eggers,” lay blue-green eggs. The eggs we’re getting now vary in shape, size, and shade of brown, but I love the idea of a multi-colored mix.

Rounding out this small flock are one Black Australorp (Tonks) and one Maran (Luna). Why yes, they are named after Harry Potter characters! Here’s Luna:

Maran chick

It’s only been a few days but they are growing quickly and already have more pinfeathers than they did when we brought them home. In about two months they’ll be ready to head outside and join the rest of our ladies. We’re also thinking about getting some meat birds around that time, so stay tuned for lots more chicken-filled updates!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2012 8:33 pm

    I love the names of your new girls! We are also raising up a batch of the little fluffies!
    Keep up the good work : )

    • mjade permalink*
      March 6, 2012 11:58 pm

      Thanks! Can’t wait to find out what you name yours–they’re adorable!

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