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, April 7, 2011

Silver Cuckoo Maran Chickens

Silver Cuckoo Maran's are also known simply as "Cuckoo Marans" and are considered "chocolate eggers," meaning their eggs can range from medium brown to a deep chocolate brown.

They are an ideal beginner's bird which is a gardener's friend.  They are a large, heavy, soft feather bird. 

They are busy, active, hardy birds who will eat all my garden pests (if I'm brave enough to let them free range!

Prince Charles of England owns them, and they produce up to 200 eggs per year on average.

Since I'm getting 2 of them, that means 400 chocolate eggs!

Hmmmm, I can feel the need to have someone buy my extra eggs coming on!

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