the chickens

The number of chickens in our flock remains in a constant state of flux. Typically, we choose varieties that do well in winter since our microclimate includes freezing temperatures and snow. Some of the laying breeds we have include:

• Amerucanas
• Barred Rock
• Buff Orpintons
• Blue Laced Red Wyndottes
• Cuckoo Marans
• Rhode Island Reds
• Salmon Faverolles

For meat we have raised Freedom Rangers and currently White Rocks. We are still experimenting with what we believe is the best choice for meat in terms of quality and cost.

Pins of the "girls" (and a couple of "roos")...