The girls (my teenage girls...not the chickens) and I went and picked up some baby chicks at our local farm store. It was really exciting. So exciting that despite my plan to go in there calmly and decide which breeds we wanted...CALMLY...we discovered that all the breeds I had been wanting were available!!! And...it was impossible to slow down, so we decided to get five new little babies.
As you can see it was hard to contain the excitement:
|Sassafras, as she will be known, holding three chicks|
|Cocoa - Cuckoo Marans that will lay the large chocolate brown eggs I covet.|
|Nugget - Light Brahma with feathered feet! (lg. light brown eggs)|
|Myrtle - Gold Laced Wyandotte (lg. brown eggs)|
|Ebony - Black Australorp she will grow up to have beautiful black feathers with a green sheen (lg. brown eggs)|
|Eureka - Speckled Sussex (med. brown eggs)|