Baby Chicks

Every three years, I get to order a new supply of baby chicks from Cackle Hatchery.В  I have decided on Araucana chicks. They lay eggs in a wide variety of colors, pale blue, dark blue, various shades of green , and a few light brown/pink ones. Collecting their eggs never gets boring.В  Each hen will lay 200-280 eggs a year. The Araucana’s will be housed in the chicken house close to the green house.

In addition, I will order Barred Rock chicks. They will live in the old milk house next t o the barn. We converted it into a chicken house several years ago. The Barred Rock hens will lay 200-280 eggs a year.

We will say good by to the old Buff Orpington hens who will be recycled. They will live in the freezer!

February 8, 2013 В· Sarah В· 2 Comments
Posted in: Herds and Flocks

2 Responses

  1. Lisa - February 18, 2013

    Hi Sarah!

    When your ‘retired’ hens go the way of the freezer, how do you prefer to cook them? Low, slow roasting? Crock pot? Canned? I have some hens in need of ‘retiring’ and have not had to address this issue before.

    God Bless You! Thanks!!!


  2. Sarah - February 20, 2013

    They require a lot of boiling and then simmering–hours and hours worth. We love chicken soup and creamed chicken over biscuits–these hens are great for that. Enjoy

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