Heading out today to pick up some chicks ...

Submitted by jimwcoleman

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. I was hoping they would have the Tints again as I loved the chicks I got last year, but I'll try these. They are supposed to be prolific egg layers - laying through the winter, even. But on the downside, their life expectancy is shortened due to the energies they expend producing all those eggs.... I read they live only two to three years, five at best. So bear that in mind if you keep them as ... well, pets.

Photo of ISA Brown pullets from Tractor Supply in Port Orchard, Washington

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Submitted by jimwcoleman on Tue, 03/27/2018 - 15:49

It is now a month later ... we lost two of the eight. Always remember to get more than you need ...


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