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Chick race

new chicks strutting around the garden
Our first round of chicks are getting big and almost ready for their own pasture.


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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What variety is that hen? I have two but forgot the name the seller told me they were. Medium size and lay smallish eggs.
Comment by Eric Mon Apr 15 17:20:50 2013
Ours is a Black Australorp, but that might not be what yours are. Australorps are dual-purpose birds, so are a bit heftier than egg-layers like Golden Comets, and their eggs are definitely large (although not as large as Golden Comets'). This chart might help you pin your variety down: http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
Comment by anna Mon Apr 15 17:51:01 2013





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