Chicks!

The first three weeks with our new baby chicks has been so precious. They often fall asleep while being held by the students. We have six new breeds: Light Brahma, Ameraucana, California Grey, Welsummer, Golden Wyandotte, and a mystery Cochin who we think will look...

Chicks for Cochi: First Days

My Buff Cochin, Cochi, went broody about three weeks ago. Dictionary.com defines broody as: (of a hen) Wishing or inclined to incubate eggs. (of a woman) Having a strong desire to have a baby. For the first few days I just let Cochi sit on the non fertile eggs laid by...

First Egg 9/12/12

Our first egg was laid 9/12/12 by our Cuckoo Marans, Shadow. Her eggs will soon become chocolate brown but so far they are light brown. The first egg was laid right on the ground under the coop where the chickens often huddle for shade and comfort. It was fun to share...