Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Chickens Little

It wasn't planned but I managed to come home from Standard Feed with three peepin' chicks! Their breeds are Black Australorp, Black Sex Link, and Buff Orpington. They'll stay indoors for several weeks before a coop is constructed and they're allowed to put a whoopin' on our insect population.

It's going to take a few days before I can come up with names. At first I thought the Australorp was going to be Xena. She's huge compared to the other two, an Amazon, if you will. She wasted no time hitting the food dish and she ate a tiny gnat that found its way into the brood box. She'd only been in the box for five minutes. She's going to be a survivor for sure. They're adorable to watch, just ask Omega.


Blogger Patrick said...

We've cycled different breeds through the coops for years. The boys had Black Austra's about 5 years ago, wonderful birds, very gentle, and great brown egg layers. There are STILL 2 very old yard hens from that group scratching the ground out back with the rest of the retirees. Their main egg producers (they sell eggs, they're financing their goodie purchases during the upcoming Eastern Seaboard Excursion)are Leghorns, but just coming into maturity are a group of 96 Transylvanian Naked Necks, or "Turkens" that Middle Boy incubated last March.
Man...that's an ugly bird.
Have fun wit' yer chick, chick...and get that cat the heck outta there! ;)

March 30, 2006 9:51 PM  
Blogger Juli said...

Turkens are indeed the ugliest chicken out there. I wonder... do they taste like chicken or turkey??

April 02, 2006 11:41 PM  

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