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