I swore I wouldn’t do it. I have so many already. But when the catalogue was released, and ordering opened…I just couldn’t help myself! I had to order more chickens.
I had such a well thought out plan, 12 white egg layers, 12 brown, 12 blue. 48. That’s it. Although, I suppose it fairness, they sort of fit with that plan…
I ordered 6 of these beauties. Leghorn’s are excellent layers, and exchequers are an old, rare breed.
Like leghorns, Andalusions lay lots of lovely white eggs. Also, like the leghorns, they do much better free-ranging than confined, which is good when you’re trying to reduce your feed bills! Also got 6 of these.
I originally was going to go with the barred rock, which looks very similar to the cuckoo maran, but the marans lay much darker, almost chocolate brown eggs.
And last but not least, Blue Slate turkey’s.
Isn’t he a beauty? Blue slate’s are a rare, heritage breed. I got 6 with the intentions of reserving the best 3 or 4 (1 Tom, and 2 or 3 hens) for breeding purposes.
Ok. That’s it. No more…I swear 🙂
(all poultry was ordered from here. I’ve had great success with them, and they ship all over Canada)