Monday, March 3, 2008

The New Girls in Town

Saturday I was driving past IFA (Intermountain Farmers Association) it is where I get all my chicken supplies and feed, and realized that it is practically spring, and they probably have their new chicks in. Since I have their number programed into my cell phone, I gave them a ring. I was in luck, they had baby chicks. Surprise of all surprises, I actually called Michael first and asked him if it would be OK to pick up a couple, usually I just do it, and suffer the consequences afterwards. So here is what we got....

Ariel, named by Maya, she is a Rhode Island Red. She is a good egg producer, she should average 5 good sized brown eggs per week.


Amy, named by Reece, is an Americana. She isn't as good of an egg layer, she will average 3 eggs per week, but the eggs will be either blue or green, cool huh!


Then we have Power Ranger, named by Mason. She is also a Rhode Island Red.

Ah, cute chickie buns.


Ooops. We are still potty training.
To all of my neighbors concerned by this post.... we will be retiring either 2 or 3 of our old chickens. And now that we know how to properly clip wings, we shouldn't have any escapees.

13 comments:

Kristi said...

"retiring"? Does that mean they get the axe???

marisa said...

I'm not sure yet. We might see if Wheeler Farm will take them.

m. & m. said...

Nah...just do it! Just kidding, I know how hard it would be. Also - that little Americauna is already really pretty! I want one!

m. & m. said...

beautiful images by the way...

Stephanie said...

those pictures kinda make me want to get some...

Nicol said...

retiring? Isn't there a gated retirement community for chicks past their prime with greener pastures??? I want one of those blue eggs..it would be really cool if they were blue on the inside too.

Robyn said...

These pictures are so cute-I almost want some. Do the eggs taste a lot better than store bought?

Vanalee said...

Your photogaphy is amazing!

marisa said...

Nicol, I will make sure you get one of those blue eggs! I don't know if I could handle blue eggs and ham though. I just want them blue on the outside.

Robin, there is a huge difference between store bought eggs and our farm fresh eggs! Better taste, texture, fresher, prettier, I'm sure healthier, and the best part is they come from happy chicks.

Kathy said...

cute! baby chicks really are cute, but i don't think i could handle them when they are big birds. . .

Hatch Building Co. said...

Ya....Amy is a total super model:) She looks like the kind of chick a cartoon artist would dream up to walk by the boy chicks and make them drool;)

Very cute - good luck!!!

Nora Mair said...

Real lookers. Good luck with the retiring.

marisa said...

Thanks Nora, I'm going to need it.

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