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Picture This: Chickens Growing up on the Farm

If you didn’t see the chicks when they arrived in April, check them out here.

If you did see the chicks when they arrived in April you should still check them out here.  They were really cute after all.

And here is a photographic update of those same baby chicks!

Picture of chickens growing up on the farm

Pictures of chickens growing up on the farm

Photo of farm fresh chicken eggs

Picture of chickens growing up on the farm

Photo of chickens growing up on the farm

The chickens began laying eggs at the end of August.  We gather 3-4 per day now, although you might be able to tell from the picture they are still on the small side.  They should get bigger as the hens get older.

Another interesting tidbit to note: one of our hens is actually a rooster.  (You can order all girls, or hens, but sometimes it happens!)  In the photo directly above you can see a white bird with black tail feathers.  That’s him.  We call him “McChicken” because he is the biggest scaredy of them all, but just watch him protect those girls when he hears one of them cry out.  McChicken turns into a valiant knight and defends the women of his flock!

They are so much fun to watch and one of the funniest things they do happens when we open their coop in the mornings.  Those chickens literally run out of the pen and into the corn field like school kids at recess time!  A video of this hilarious experience is coming soon, so stay tuned!

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