Wednesday, April 9, 2008

More chickie pics

The chicks that I ordered from Farm & Fleet came this morning, healthy and happy. I couldn't keep all of this cuteness to myself, so I wanted to share more pictures. The purple on their heads is just the hatchery's way of marking them for Farm & Fleet to keep customers orders straight. Luckily they were not much smaller than the first batch of chicks, so I was able to mix them together without any problems.

Here are the Barred Rocks chicks......or baby penguins....whatever.

These are the Salmon Faverolles.

Faverolles are very friendly, they lay tinted eggs, and lay pretty well even during the winter months.There is something a little odd about them though.
If you are freaked out by chicken feet, I know a lot of people are, I am going to give you the opportunity to look away.....
Don't look.

They have an extra toe. Fun huh? Well I told you not to look!

In sheepy news: bellies (and bags) are progressing nicely. We still have at least 2 1/2 weeks until the earliest possible due date.

Willow is likely to be one of the first ewes to lamb.

"Do you have to take pictures of everything"?


Michelle said...

Yes, yes! Because we like to SEE pictures of everything!

I don't know a lot about various chicken breeds, so it was interesting to learn about the Salmon Faverolles. Now I'm going to have to Google them to see what the adult plumage looks like! I don't think we'll be getting any more than the four we have now (my husband doesn't want to be overrun with eggs), but I love friendly chickens and tinted eggs!

Crosswinds Farm said...

Good idea Michelle, I went back and added some links to adult of adult chickens.

Michelle said...

Well, shoot, they have feathered feet. That's one thing I really don't like on a chicken. They're almost as bad as "naked necks."

Anonymous said...

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