Friday, October 18, 2013

New Flock members!

We have added six new members to our flock!

 I went and picked up three Easter Egger pullets that have just started to lay.  On the way home I was thinking about candy bars, so now these girls are named Hershey, Carmello, and Twix! 


These girls have all laid at least one egg since they have been here, and they are all a very pretty color of greenish blue!

The next day,  I decided to go get three more of the Black Copper Marans chicks since all three that I had previously gotten are boys.  So, we went up the mountain in the fog and picked out three more chicks!  We compared these to what we have, and hopefully we picked girls this time!

We were hoping that Clarabelle would take these guys in with her brood, but so far she isn't.  We have them separated in a crate, so they can see each other and get to know each other, but she can't get to them to hurt them.   

When these girls get old enough to start laying eggs, they should lay eggs that are a dark chocolate color!  I am so excited!


  1. The new girls are so cute! And I love the names. I've been wanting some black copper marans for a while now because of the gorgeous eggs they lay. So envious! :)

    1. Thank you! I am so excited that I am going to have dark eggs in the spring! That was my whole reason for getting the marans! Thank you for reading my blog!

  2. So sweet :) I love Easter Eggers! I currently have 7 of my own and will be raising true Araucanas in the spring. In fact, I just did a blog post on telling the difference between Araucanas, Ameraucanas, and Easter Eggers if you are interested:

    Anyways, I'm happy to meet a fellow fan of the breed! I'm your newest follower- and I found you through the From the Farm Blog Hop :). Take care!

    Yellow Birch Hobby Farm

    1. Thank you so much! These girls are so full of personality! I will definitely check out your blog! Take care and look forward to seeing you soon!


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