Well, I did it again. ..Acquired some barnyard fowl.
This time for my two oldest children to hopefully be able to get involved in 4-H and showing the critters at the Fair, and also for the benefit of fresh grown eggs, and the chance to not have to pay nearly $3 a dozen for free range/organic eggs.
My initial investment for 2 sexed chickens..both hens. Was a total of $19.71. That was for the chicks being $2.25 each, plus 2 jar feeders that were about $4 each, and a 25 lb bag of starter feed that was about $7.
2 hens will eventually provide close to 5 dozen eggs per month.
The feed is only about a $7 cost per month for them.Plus they'll free range and also get kitchen scraps to feed upon.
And my kids will have a great learning experience.
O.k. So..I know you want to see pictures of the little warm fuzzies and you shall not be disappointed.
This is "Henny Penny" She is an Ameracauna. She has odd markings and it looks like she will wind up having the little ear tufts near the sides of her eyes.Can't tell for sure yet, but it looks like her feathers are wanting to tuft out a bit. She was the prettiest chick I could find ..markings wise.. out of the batch at the feed store.Her eggs will be a greenish-blue or bluish color,or a pinkish color. (I'm hoping for a bluish color actually, we shall see.
And this is "Chicken Little". She is a Buff Orpington. And will remain a yellowish/golden color. And will lay brown eggs.
In about 6 months from now our little gals will begin laying their first eggs. They will grow quickly.
I hope that you all have had a lovely day today.
We did and the children really loved getting to meet their new pets.
~The Garden Goose~