Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Arrivals: Day Old Chicks

We've been expecting these packages in the mail for the past four days; they are the day old chicks that will become our laying hens for next farmer's market season.

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(The red cast comes from the heat lamps that keep them warm)

We purchased the "brown egg layer" assortment from McMurray Hatchery, and have a variety of breeds, including the ones that lay blue and green eggs. Some look like chipmunks, others like owls.