Friday, April 9, 2010

Coming soon to a blog near you!

One family at our church has Welsummer chickens and roosters, another family at our church has an incubator. On Easter Sunday we gave a dozen fertilized eggs from the one family to the other and 21 days later we'll see how many of those hatch. We'll also see how many are females! Too many roosters and we'll be having chicken for dinner a little sooner than later. Below is a Welsummer family, they're known for their dark brown eggs and are good for meat as well.
Because we like variety, we've scheduled to pick up a few interesting breeds at a hatchery the day after the first set hatch. We ordered four female Ameraucanas who are known for their "Easter" eggs.

We also ordered two White Crested Black Polish Standard females, just for fun.

Follow the countdown in the sidebar with us! We've got a lot of work to do before they get here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yay! chickens! we get our eggs from a local family that sells organic, free range eggs. (the same place where we get our CSA veggies). It is so neat to have brown, blue and green eggs! And ps. we dyed both cheapo eggs and the fresh local eggs for Easter and wow, what a difference! Made me not want to eat another store-bought egg. The shells on the cheap eggs are far thinner, and they dye actually had bands in it, so something funky was up with those eggshells. Gross, right?