We once had as many as 18 egg layers at Downeast Thunder Farm. The numbers have dwindled over time and we now have just two girls in the hen house. It’s been a few years since we’ve had farm babies (other than Gidget!).

I heard the local feed store had some Buff Orpington chicks. Excited about the prospect of some new farm babies, I set up a brooder box and Paul grudgingly accompanied me to the store. When I discovered they were sold out of the Buffs, I contemplated picking up two of the Araucanas and return next week for a couple more when the next batch of chicks arrives.

Realizing he couldn’t stop this train, Paul talked me in to choosing four Araucanas and just be done with it. I think he was worried that if I went back next week, my plan for four chicks might turn into chicken math (you go for four and end up with eight). They’re so cute and little they’re hard to resist!



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4 Responses to Peeps!

  1. Donna Griz says:

    I had some buffs and they were nice, but I really love my Comets. They are darker than buffs and they lay wonderfull large dark brown eggs.

  2. George Castonguay says:

    I have six hens now that are over four years old and out of them I’d guess only two are laying on a regular basis so I too felt the peep urge and ordered half a dozen Speckled Sussex pullets from the local feed store. They will arrive toward the end of the month and I can’t wait!

  3. Lisa Ludlow says:

    Oh my goodness! They are so cute. My son is angling for chickens. I am resisting as we have two dogs, a cat and full time jobs….
    I think chicken math and plant math are related. Wink Wink.

  4. Sara says:

    Oh my goodness! They are just beautiful! I would love to have a few chickens.

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