We care for this little acreage along Highway 1 in Johnson County, Iowa. If you come by to visit you can meet a few kids - both of the two legged and four legged variety- a couple of dogs and a whole lot of chickens. And two fairly tired but happy parents.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Yesterday we went to Orscheln and got some new chicks! We got three Black Australorps and three California Whites.
We are hoping we will be able to show them in the Johnson County 4-Hfair as pens of three.
California Whites are white egg layers and is also the breed that Poppy was. They will grow to have black flecks.
We chose Black Australorps because they are excellent layers and we don't have any yet. When they are mature, they are black with a greenish sheen. Very stylish! Both breeds are cold-hardy, very good egg producers and great additions to our flock.
Come over and meet them sometime. They are peepin' up a storm!