Recently, about two weeks ago, we made an adorable addition to our happy little family. We drove down to Southern States in Summerfield, NC and picked out four baby chicks. We got these chicks to provide us with eggs, keep our garden somewhat free of bugs and for general cuteness. They have been growing so fast and are full of personality.
The types of hens were picked based on their laying ability and their overall heartiness. We purchased a Barred Rock, a Rhode Island Red, an Australorp and an Easter Egger. Each hen will produce about 4-5 eggs a week in the summer and about 2-3 a piece in the winter.
The chicks will be under the heat lamp for a couple more weeks and after that they will be moved into their new home outside in a brand new coop! I will post some updates soon as they grow into beautiful hens.