Why Chickens?

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Last year, I bought a chicken coop that was made by someone that I love dearly and decided to raise some chickens. Well... we'll see how this quest develops as Spring fades into Summer and the chicks arrive in early June! Check out my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/fbideas for the most recent videos I've posted!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blue Laced Red Wyandotte - Another 2 for the road!

Looking over the list, most of the chicks I picked will be Wyandotte's.  They are a favorite amongst backyard flock owners for their dependable egg laying, easygoing nature, and cold-hardiness. 

This cool and rare variety of Wyandotte is very new in the United States.  Apparently, these chicks will hatch 50% blue laced, 25% splash laced and 25% black laced due to the genetics of the blue color.

I love that they are so "puffy" looking.  It'll be great in the winter, but I'm going to have to remember to make sure they have plenty of shade during the hot summer days. 

They remind me of square dancers with the big puffy hoop skirts!  The outlining of each feather in the light blue color is just so striking.


  1. Chicks in Spring! We are going to get some chicks too when the weather warms up. Looks like you live in the woods too. I love being out in the sticks. You have very pretty chickens. The Wyandottes have such beautiful feathering. Have fun!

  2. we have one chicken like that whose name is rosie!


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