Harvest Thyme Homestead has grown out of a love for the simpler times of life. Its roots begin in a belief in one's self and that in time, the harvest of one's hard work will create a place called home.....with a few sheep, goats, chickens, cats, dogs, 2 miniature horses, & 3 alpacas added in for good company & fiber.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
The Chicks are All Grown Up...so show me the EGGS!
Back on April 26th Harvest Thymes chicks arrived, much to my excitement & Dixie's curiousity ( I won't even tell you what the cats thought). This being my 1st chicken experience, I was quite surprised to see the little box all 28 came in. I wanted to have a variety of rare/watched breeds for the homestead.
Well, almost 4 months later the girls, and I believe 2 boys, have grown up quickly. Come on & meet everyone! These are the Deleware girls. My niece Gracie & I like them the best so far:) They, however, like to peck at my shoes the most, esp. when I have my garden clogs on:)
This is one of 6 Golden Wyandottes I got......my mom likes these best.
Below are the Dominques. I ordered 6 of these girls, they are the smallest of all the breeds I got & actually have been the quietest. I kind like them alot too.
Then I got a straight run of Silver Pencil Wyandottes. That is one of the girls in front. Behind her is one of the 5 Araucana's that I got. They are suppose to lay the colored eggs?
And below is Birdzilla. Can anyone tell me what he is, I am assuming "he" because he is HUGE! This was the "free rare breed" I got. Now I was looking through the McMurray catalog where I got the chickens and I am thinking possibly a Light Brahma? maybe sometype of Cochin? I would so appreciate anyone helping me out with this and of course if anyone has any chicken advice, I am so open for it. They are a total source of entertainment but it sure would be nice if someone would give me my first farm egg!!!!!! Come on girls, I told you the first one to give me an egg gets a prize!!!!!!