In all the craziness of processing week, we failed to report that our egg flock is here. One hundred cheeping chicks arrived in their slatted cardboard travel boxes on Friday, August 21st at the Lake Villa Post Office (we’ve been quite the hit at the post office this summer).
These chickens are beautiful…tan ones, yellow ones, reddish ones, black ones with white on their heads, beaver-stripy ones, owly-looking ones, and a grey one. We ordered 75 chicks that will eventually lay brown eggs, and 25 that will lay blue. Here are some pictures of them when they came. Very soft and fluffy.
Here are some pictures of them now, two weeks later. As you can see, they are getting their big girl feathers and Farmer Sam had to put a net over the top of their brooder because they were clearing the walls with their little hop-flights. They’re going outside tomorrow or Friday.
Obviously they are months away from actually laying any eggs. Maybe January. We are really excited about these chickens and providing our community with fabulous eggs. And for now, they are providing some great entertainment value.