The House is Alive With the Sound of Peeping
I've lost four chickens in the last year and that does have an impact on egg production, so I wanted to add some more chicks to the flock. I got six chicks last week. They are living in a special tub with food, water and a heat lamp to keep them warm. In about two weeks I'll move to an enclosure inside the chicken coop and eventually release them to the general population.
During the weasel disaster of a year ago I was raising several Americaunas. Only one survives so I gave her away to a friend and the last I heard she is still laying.
My rooster, Blue is an Amercauna. He's a handsome bird, and these baby chicks will prove to be a gorgeous. They actually have an eagle-ish look to them through most of their adolescence. The bonus is that they lay green eggs.