Goodwood Farmette - Peeps 2006

 

New Spring, new peeps!  I picked up 10 new birds.  I was told there were 4 Barred Rocks, 2 New Hampshire, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and 2 Buff Sex Link.  (More on that later!)

 They are peeping away.  They get to stay in their cage basking in 95 degree heat this week, then for 11 more weeks with diminishing temps.  Eggs in 6 months!!!

I *think* a New Hampshire

 

The whole gang...

 

 

All I Need to Know in Life I Learned From My Hens.
By Michaele Oleson of Countryside Magazine

Wake up early, stay busy, rest when you need to, but always stay alert.
Visit your favorite places each day.
Scratch out a living.
Routine is good.
Plump is good.
Donít ponder your purpose in life - your brain is too small.
Accept the pecking order and know your enemies.
Weed your garden.
Protect your children fiercely - sit on them if you need to.
Take them for walks, show them the little things and talk constantly.
Make a nice nest.
Share it with friends.
Brag on your accomplishments.
Donít count your chicks before they hatch.
Protect your nest egg.
Squawk when necessary.
As you age, demand respect.
Leave a little something for those who care about you.
Chase butterflies.

 

As it turns out, I bought 10 chicks and the man gave me 12!  I thought, "How nice!"  Until I found out he threw 2 roosters in there!!!  I now have a rooster again, which I didn't want.  Oh well, into the pot they go if / when they start fighting.

 

Also, there are 3 dark red, 3 light red, one buff and white and 3 Barred Rocks.  The roosters are Barred Rock and dark red.   I *think* the dark red are the New Hampshires and the lighter red are the Rhode Island Reds.  

The chickens on their first day out of the coop visiting the buns.

You can see Sir Rooster in the foreground.  He has an enormous red comb.

 

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