Our New Heritage Breed Chicks

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Finally made it out to the pasture to see our new chicks.  I didn’t go past the pasture gate because I’m still using a walker since my fall and didn’t want to get poop on it.  :-P  My husband brought a few of them out in a bucket for me to see.  They’re already getting their big girl feathers which is good because it’s starting to get cold here, particularly at night.  These are a critically endangered heritage breed of chicken called buckeyes.  We don’t usually start chicks this time of year because of the impending weather but they were free so we’re going to give it a try.  We’ve already discussed moving them into a chicken tractor inside the big barn until they’re old enough to join our other layers in the little barn.

 

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  1. Diane in San Clemente
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 11:25:50

    Oh look! Chickies in a bucket. Have a slim volume I re-read when times get tough: Still Life With Chickens. It reminds me there is still so much yet to do & you are doing it one step of ahead of me.

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  2. jennifer
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 14:49:27

    Love their little racing stripes!

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