This summers layers

Scott Sigurdson Life on Orchard Garden

We’re busy hatching chickens that will be this summers laying hens. Our house sounds like a tropical rain forest with all the birdsong happening now. Close your eyes and you could almost imagine it wasn’t -25°C outside.

On Friday we had our most successful hatch ever, 15 out of 17 eggs hatched into beautiful healthy little fluffy butts. These chicks are a mixture of blue wyandottes and blue laced red wyandottes.

FYI – The blue gene does not breed true, you get 25% splash (white) 50% blue and 25% black chicks. But this variability makes for a very attractive looking flock. Come see us on Open Farm Day May 27th and see them grown out in the pasture.