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.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Meet the Chicks
Salmon Faverolle Hen
Flo and Bev are my Salmon Faverolles.
They have fluffy feet, fluffy cheeks and a fifth toe! They are hardy and great
layers of light brown to white eggs. My Salmon Faverolle chicks are very
friendly and love to be held. They like to lay on their back in your hands. I’m
excited to show this rare breed at the fair this summer.
Flo, three days old
Meet my Araucanas, Wanda and Gretel! Araucanas are also called
Easter egg chickens. They will eventually lay lots of green and blue eggs. Our
adult Araucanas, Tina and Piper, don’t
look at all alike. Our chicks look the same now, but you never know! I’m planning on taking one of these girls to the