Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Chicks

Our new chicks arrived via Westjet from Frey's hatchery in Ontario. We ordered 25 Barred Plymouth Rock to replace our current laying flock ( they sent 27) and 25 Frey's Specials for meat birds (28 sent) and all arrived healthy and sound.

We now have an assortment of little yellow and black balls of fluff. It seems strange to see yellow chicks as we have always had ones that were 'chipmunk' coloured - brown with stripes.


Carol said...

So cute. You have quite a flock. My daughter and son-in-law have a few chickens (Just started this year). They are raising them for eggs.

Carpe Diem said...

Hi Carol, thanks for visiting. I think we currently have around 100 chickens (with the chicks included) Oh my goodness, I didn't realize it was actually that many! Some are meat birds and some will be culled to make way for the new layers. Your daughter will love having fresh eggs - so much better than anything you can buy in the store!