With The Click of The Mouse

I’ve done something that I’m not sure if I will regret….I put in my first order for baby chicks!!!  YIKES!  Murray McMurray Hatchery required a minimum order of 25 chicks…..so, I ordered 25!  They ought to be laying by the time Winter settles in.

Here’s what’s coming: 5 Barred Rocks, 5 Rhode Island Reds, 5 Buff Orpingtons, 5 Silver Laced  Wyandotte, and 5 Black Australorps.

They are due to arrive the week of August 14.  I seem to think that push always comes to shove!  I’m in no way ready for 25 more laying hens, but I will be by the time they are ready to go outside.  Right now, I only have room for 6 hens!

Honey asked, “What are you going to do with them?”  I said, “well, I’m going to dip their noses in water to teach them to drink, and give them some starter feed and they will live in a box with a light and ………..”  I don’t think that’s exactly what he meant…..then he asked, “where will you keep that box????”  and I said, “in the basement…..”  He guffawed again!  He’s been doing that a lot with me lately!!! 😉

You might be asking, what I will do with that many eggs???  Yea, Honey was asking that question too!  Well, I figured that if I could raise virtually free eggs by feeding my hens clabber made from my Jersey cow along with all the bugs they free range, then I could give eggs away to some folks in our church who are now unemployed with children to feed.  Plus my own kids are constantly keeping me searching for more eggs.  And if I have extra then I will sell them.

Eggs are a wonderful source of Omega-3!  The yolks are rich and healthy.  You will find NO soy or GMO feed in my chicks!


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