Spring means chicks

Cozy in the brooder

Cozy in the brooder


So far we have avoided the glossy world of the chicken hatchery catalogs, instead waiting for the delivery to our local feed and grain store. Weekly deliveries of three or four varieties of chicks are awaited with great anticipation. This year we chose Auracanas (sometimes called Americanas) and Plymouth Barred Rocks.
Auracanas are a regular choice for us. Great temperaments, handle rotational grazing well and lay multi-colored pastel eggs. We also chose Plymouth Barred Rocks this year for their temperament and

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