Monday, January 16, 2012

Choosing Chicks for 2012

We are having a hard time deciding what egg laying chicks to get for 2012. Our current 23 lovely ladies will continue to lay eggs through the next year or two, but due to demand for eggs we are going to order about 25 more and have a whole lot of cackling (and poop) in our yard!

Help us choose - clicking on their name for more information: These are the three finalists. The smaller bird in each picture is the hen (female egg layer) the larger is the rooster. We will not be getting any roosters! I like to sleep! We will likely get a few Americaunas which lay blue/green eggs and then two of the following:

Speckeled Sussex

Golden Laced Wyandotte

Black Australorp

Which one is your favorite?

These images and links are from Meyer Hatchery Website where we usually order our birds.