Chicks!

Seems like I’m focusing on poultry and fowl – but I just wanted to share that we got our next set of layer babies in so they can be laying in spring:

Day-old chicks arrive at the Post Office!

We generally get two seasons out of our layers before they head for the soup pot. And unfortunately we lose some to hawks and other predators. To keep a healthy flock of active layers, we get 25-30 every six months.

For whatever reason, most hens on the east coast are expected to lay brown eggs, so we get Rhode Island Reds and Australorps. We also love the Easter Eggers that lay blue and green eggs. Occasionally we will get some Leghorns for white shells or more exotic chickens just for fun! No matter what the breed, they lay delicious technicolor eggs for your breakfast delight:

eggs