Monday, October 4, 2010

Finally Got Them!

Last Saturday I went to Love Apple Farm in Ben Lomond and took a chicken raising class. There were two big boxes filled with tiny fluffy chicks
This is one of the breeds we got - a Cuckoo Marans (ours is named Doug)
who will lay beautiful chcolate colored eggs

Cody and Doug hanging out. Doug is our favorite!
I had no idea chickens were so friendly and curious.
Here are all four chicks sleeping in a pile.
From left to right: Doug, Nancy, Willow and Buffy.
Kate and Bryce came by to check the chicks out. Here is Kate and Willow.
Nancy is always climbing on top of the food container
to see what's going on in the world. Here are Cody and Nancy.

The class was very interesting and along with the four chicks I was sent home with instructions on how to brood them, a heat lamp and some chick starter. I ended up with four different breeds who will all lay different colored eggs sometime in the spring.


  1. They are the cutest things ever <3

    Keep us posted about their growing up, pleeeeease ;)

    xo, Mel

  2. oh i love your chickies, they are adorable!!! i want to have some but we don't have the space. our next place we will defiantly have them. my cousin has chickens and it just makes so much sense, we eat a ton of eggs plus they make great fertilizer too! have fun, can't wait to see them in a couple of months when they are grown up!


  3. Adorable what a nice idea to raise these little chickies!!

    Art by Karena

  4. OH MY CUTENESS! That is so awesome that you did this, I would love to raise chicks one day. How fun, good luck!


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