Chickens!

10 Jun

My main project has been taking care of the chickens on the farm. The chickens are more fun than I thought they would be. Pretty creatures with simple needs and amusing mannerisms. (yes I anthropomorphize them a tad!)

I may not be able to eat grocery store eggs ever again! The eggs from the laying chickens are just wonderful… the shells are a variety of colors and the yolks are bright bright orange.

So aside from the adorable laying chickens we are also raising chickens for meat. The Label Rouge Freedom Rangers (French breed), who are a heritage breed that was originally raised for pastured meat.  Very pretty golden brown and black birds, I need a couple more photos of them, and maybe a video to share of the hilarious way they run.

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IMG_6736   one of the layer hens giving me a look!

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the month old freedom rangers

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