Its after Christmas and the eve of a new year so perhaps a little late to talk about new Christmas presents but I just invested some of my Christmas funds in the Flock Exchange. I went to visit Farmer John out near Villa Rica where he raises plymouth rocks, silkies, faverolles, rhode islands, and some other types in his backyard. I picked up 3 amigas:
Brigitte, A salmon faverolle. They’re originally from France. I hadn’t heard of them before but I liked the look of the grown hens and roosters with their beards. They get pretty big.
Peregrina, a plymouth rock. An American breed that will be black and white and red. The de facto New England chicken.
Mao, a silkie. This is the breed that I was initially interested in getting. Farmer John had several, some that he said had taken second place at shows.
I guess I can name these since I can tell them all apart. The Henrietta Flockers are already keen to see who has come to stay in the coop but these small chicks have to live inside under a heat lamp for another month before John said they can be moved to the coop. In the meantime the coop is being enhanced with a dividing wall so Henrietta Flockers can still roam the yard but these new chicks will hang out in the coop enclosure until they’re old enough to fend for themselves and the Flockers are used to them.