our little chicken whisperer

our little chicken whisperer

after an afternoon workshop, we had visitors on the 19 today. i texted a & k to tell them we have baby chicks; tell them they should bring the kids over. ‘how about today?’ asks a. ‘sounds great,’ i reply. and we discovered marley is a chicken whisperer. seriously, a few of the chicks just sat on her lap, quite...
adding 12 more to the flock

adding 12 more to the flock

i called around this morning to see what types of pullets tractor supply and rural king had. i want to add some variety to the flock. up until now, we have had four isa browns and two fancy bantams, all one year old. one of the bantams is a roo, so i wasn’t interested in any more of them. i shopped for different colors and sizes, and rural king had the best assortment. m and i went this afternoon to pick them out. we now have four black australorps, four golden laced wyandottes and four ameraucana/araucana birds of some type which will hopefully give us a lot of variety, in addition to our original six. babies and current adults are pictured below, along with images of what the three new types are ‘supposed’ to look like once grown. 5/6 of current flock “the babies”   ameraucana/aurucana adult – gosh i hope ours are this beautiful! (image from chickenbreedlist.com) gold lace wyandotte; so beautiful (image from pinterest) black austrolorps (image from...
spring is coming

spring is coming

we may still get snow, heck we could even get a blizzard, but spring will come. forsythia and daffodils popping up around the...