Meet SPANKY, our new rooster! Though we didn't raise him, he is sixteen weeks old, about a week younger than many of our hens. He has 21 female companions now and already, here is very protective. We just love him already! :)
As anyone who raises chickens will tell you, no watched pot takes longer to boil than one watched while waiting for young pullets to lay their first egg! Generally, chickens come into lay at about 20 weeks.
Introducing the second graduating class of 2018! This is our second run of chicks this season. Here, they are pretty chicks all in a row ... Having finally learned how to fly up onto the roost!!
Spring is almost here and the chicks are in!!! Yay!!!! Today, I went to the Tractor Supply store in Port Orchard, Washington and picked up 8 ISA Brown pullets.
Today I hitched up the trailer and brought home three-and-a-half yards of medium bark mulch.
We got our first egg from the Tetra Tint chickens, at 18 weeks and 3 days! We have two different colors of Tetra Tint chickens - white chickens and red chickens.
I just had to share with you a photo of one of our new hens. I have named her "Skidmark." I'll let you figure that one out ... (click on the title of this post and then on the photo to enlarge).
Picked up our new chicks this morning from The Tractor Supply store in Port Orchard, Washington.
That Rooster was kind enough to stand still so I could take a good profile shot of him this morning. This gives a much clearer view of him than the pic I shot of him roosting in my walnut tree last night.