Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I thought I would post some pictures of the new girls.
This is a Cuckoo Maran. I only saw them in pictures
so to see one and how much they look like my like
my Barred Rocks. The only difference is the spots of white are
somewhat bigger. They are starting to beat up on the other
hens so I am still wondering if the large brown eggs will be
This is one of my Welsummer hens. She will lay
big brown eggs too. She and her sister have lovely
temperaments. Very gentle and they like to come
But still next to silkies, New Jersey Giants are my
favorite for temperament, for size of egg and for color.
I really love the deep, dark brown color. The girls
are turning out to be a very nice addition to my flock.
I wonder how much the feathers will fly when I try
to introduce them into my older flock. My older flock
is very sweet but they might change when these new
young chicks come in.
I was thinking, that I never gave my hens names. I guess
the reason I didn't was the fox threat. It makes it easier
to not get so attached if I just call them by the breed they
are or just girlie.
I hope you have a lovely Tuesday. We have another snow
storm in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. But we
will be up to 90 degrees by Friday. I do love weather. :)
P.S. This morning as I was having coffee, I noticed that a chicken
was out in the pasture next door, (not my chicken) I was watching
wander around scratching in the dirt,when out of no where a female
red fox grabs the hen. I jumped up ran out the door, jumped through
my fence and ran across the pasture as the fox floated off with the hen
in its mouth. She must have kits close by. I thought we had got rid of
them so this is number 29. I am just sick.