October 24, 2016

We got chickens!

 In August 2015 we took the plunge and ordered 7 baby chicks. We went with easter eggers, rhode island reds, and golden laced wyandottes. We ordered all hens, but one of our reds ended up being a rooster.  Unfortunately, in February we lost him to a hawk and then about a week later we lost one of our easter eggers to a hawk too. Marley and Mason go out there and play with them. They dig for worms in the yard and then go play restaurant with them. 

Our handsome rooster

Doing her homework with the chickens

Our 5 ladies. Marley's named them- Meano, Penguin, Squibbles, Speckle and Ice Cream

August of this year, we ordered 7 more- buff orpingtons, silver laced wyandottes, and rhode island reds. So we're up to 12. 

The new babies are now almost 2 months old. They're out in the coop but separated from the big ladies for a bit longer.  So far only one has a name, Tennis Ball... However, she's now a beautiful white color.

We get 4-5 eggs a day from our big ladies. I love all the different colors and can't wait until the babies are laying too.

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