The chickens are coming!
Well, they are actually already here, but they won’t be HOME for a while. Jim ordered some replacement chicks for his flock to take the place of the fatalities he has had in the past few months, and in order to get the 6 that he needed, I ordered some to make up the difference so we could get them shipped. I chose the Wyandotte breed because I really love the plumage, and they are said to be dependable layers and very calm. Calm is good! I really wanted some Silver Laced Wyandottes, but the hatcheries won’t have any for sale until about May, so I chose instead Golden Laced and Blue Laced Red Wyandottes.
It will be late July or August before we start seeing eggs, but that’s just fine with me. With any luck, we’ll have these girls (and the few guys) for several years. They will stay at the office until they are large enough that they can’t go through our goat fence (3 inch squares). I am so excited about getting fresh eggs. mmmmmm