Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Here a Chick, There a Chick, Everywhere a Chick Chick...

It is starting to feel like spring with 26 baby chicks on the farm!

Two weeks ago we drove to MT Healthy Hatcheries in 
Cincinnati and picked up these little day old chicks. 

Aren't they cute!  

We chose Golden Comets this time.  

This variety is known for its large brown eggs and quiet temperament. 

They are also cold tolerant.  

Our little hens will have soft buff-red color feathers and weigh about 4 lbs.  


They have been in the chick brooder for the past two weeks.

 I posted about HERE.  

They don't stay little for long!

Now, their wing and tail feathers are starting to come in and they have about doubled in size.

They will remain in the house for one more week. 

Then they should be big enough to move out to the coop. 

They will still need the heat lamp until they have all their feathers and it warms up outside.

They should start laying the end of May. 

Just in time to have Farm Fresh eggs to sell in our farm stand.

 In the meantime they sure are fun to watch and hold.  

(Just make sure you wash your hands.)



  1. How wonderful to be able to raise chickens and have fresh eggs. I wish I could.

  2. This is great! I used to have chickens but this country girl now lives in the city! I miss the animals!