It's been a long winter already, though not a very cold one. We've been gobbling up our bunnies, and we're getting ready to "refresh" our flock of hens, since some of the older birds are no longer laying. A contact in Cherryville is expecting to hatch blue wyandottes toward the end of the month, so I'll soon be ordering chicks. I can't wait, because there's nothing we like more around here than some baby animals.
blue wyandotte, not a chick. source
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