An Update to the Flock
For a couple years I have been wanting to add true blue eggs to our flock. I bought some cream legbar eggs last year but both that hatched were of course roosters. This year I got some eggs from my friend Tracy, she owns Weavers Wonderland a cute little farm in the middle of the city with a traveling petting zoo. She breeds quality Crested Cream Legbars, a chicken adorned with a cute little poof on their head.
This breed of chicken is originally from the UK and it is a breed that can be sexed at hatch. This is great for selling as you can assure your buyer that they are getting a male or female. Sexed chicks also go for a higher price since the buyer doesn’t risk getting a noisy rooster.
The breed lays an average of 260 eggs a year, and doesn’t tend to go broody. This is a huge bonus since the hens we have now seem to have an, who can be the most broody competition. Their eggs are a brilliant blue and on average will weigh 25oz. We are really excited to add these eggs to our basket and hatch chicks for years to come.
I set 12 eggs and 11 of them hatched.
All 11 of these little babies are healthy and have grown from cute fluff balls to awkward adolescents.
Soon they grew out of the brooder and made the big move out to the grow out pen where they met the big chickens through the fence and got to hang out with quail.
If you are interested in the breed I would highly recommend contacting Tracy.
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