I thought I would update you on the chickens.
Top Left—Peanut. Female Ameraucana (lays blue eggs)
Top Right—No name Barred Rock. Justin‘s favorite. Male (you can see his little waddles coming in) UPDATE: Now named “Abraxus”
Bottom Left—Wil Wheaten, male Wheaten. I have a female of this color as well, but Wil might become dinner one day because I don’t need any more boys. They lay blue eggs as well.
Bottom Right—One of three Blue Splash Wheaten Ameraucanas. Unfortunately I don’t know their sex yet since their combs are so small. They also lay blue eggs.
Not Pictured: 3 Rhode Island reds. Either 2 boys, 1 girl or 2 girls, 1 boy. Not sure yet, but definitely one boy at least. They lay brown eggs.
As you can see, they are almost fully feathered at 4.5 weeks and 3.5 weeks (each batch). They are very healthy and happy! Only one Rhode Island has a curled toe and she’s just gonna have to live with it. It’s not hurting her at all.
These chickens are so noisy (no crowing yet, still little chick peeps) and dirty. I can’t wait to get them out of the back bedroom. The first batch will be making the move after Christmas since they are fully feathered. The other 5 will follow them just after New Years. I will be putting a heat lamp in the garage for them to keep it a bit warmer as they continue to develop feathers, but I’m ready to have my grow room back for my plants! My figs need more space!
The chickens really need more space, but my figs! So important.
We expect our first eggs in April and our first home-grown roasted chicken in February….although it’s gonna be hard to cull a couple off. But the first time is always the hardest I suppose.
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