Friday, April 23, 2010

Colorful Additions to the Farm Flock -Mrs Phantom

A few months ago, we were in need of egg cartons and Mr Phantom said lets just order some from Murry McMurry Hatchery so I did. BUT while I was wandering around their site - I came across a special Ornamental laying collection. You would get 25 chicks of mixed variety from the more fancy breeds of chickens. Of course I ordered them. The chicks arrived this week...

Monday to be exact. Picked them up at the post office, got them home and settled in the brooder. So far - we have lost 2. the website says its normal to have a 1-2% mortality rate. But it makes it no easier.
Anyways - now that we have had the chicks for a few days we have been going through trying to determine what breeds we got in our variety pack.
OK so best we can tell - we have a Sultan or 2. One Buff Laced Polish, Several of the White Crested Black Polish, we think we have 2 Golden Polish and possibly a Silver Polish, 2 Crevecoures. Oh wait there is more.... a Buff Cochins, a few Red Caps and some Golden Campines. They are the cutest bunch of little fluffs. High energy and very entertaining.

As of this post the chicks are almost 1 week old. We'll let you know how the rest of this adventure goes.

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