Friday, April 20, 2007

Baby Chicks Ordered

I ordered 10 baby chicks -- non sexed Barred plymouth Rocks. I will get roosters and laying hens mixed but that's okay as I can eat the roosters. Barred Plymouth Rokcs are brown egg layers. They were almost extinct but have made a comeback beocause of their good meat qualities and good brown egg production.

Both males and females are grey barred in colour with the female a bit darker. Females weigh about 4 lbs at 19 weeks and 5 or 6 lbs at the end of lay. Malse are about 1 or 2 llbs heavier than females.

My wife calls them Zebra Chickens. The chicks will arrive about May 9th. so I have to get their first home ready with heat lamps, etc.

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