Tag: Chickens

21 week old Easter Egger – “Cutie’s First Eggs”!~

One of the baby hens from our second flock “Cutie” laid her first few eggs this week at 22 weeks old! She is an Easter Egger and we did get her because of the rave reviews on how great a family chicken they make and we were also hoping for that blue or green shaded color egg the breed is known for. She didn’t lay a blue or green egg but a light tan color. We don’t mind. We are proud of her. Continue reading

New baby chicks…and how things didn’t go as planned.

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A few weeks ago, my Cuckoo Maran hen went broody. This wasn’t the first time either, she’s been broody 3 times since she started laying eggs last August for months on end. Because of this, she’s given us not many eggs. We didn’t let her have babies of her own before because of my pregnancy mainly. We were also mourning the loss of a couple of chicks and hens that racoons likely killed last Fall. But now that life is in a better place and the fact chicks just started showing up at the farm store I figured we’d give her the chance to raise babies. It was so easy the last time to have a hen adopt chicks that we assumed it wouldn’t be any trouble this time but we were wrong sadly. Continue reading