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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Hens - It is time!

As most of you know, I raise my hens for eggs.  Last March, I ordered six red cross pullets.  During the summer, four of my ladies were lost to a raccoon (which we got!) :)

So, my surviving two hens have been very good to us all through the winter and have been laying, but it is almost March again and it is time to get more. 

I have decided that I am going a different route, though...I have always had brown egg layers...red cross, black sex-links, wyandotte, and New Hampshire and Rhode Island Reds.  This year, I am ordering White Leghorns, which give out white eggs! 

They will be here around mid-March and they are started pullets (approx. 17 weeks old and vaccinated), so they should lay within a month or two of that!   This is a white leghorn:

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I will post my own photos, when I get them.....

2 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

Congrat! My chicks are thriving, but won't be laying anything likely until about August! :)

Christine said...

Foghorn leghorn!