Sunday, April 3, 2011

Meet our new girls, Jersey GIANTS :)!

We went to a local farm/chicken tailgate sale today and found these two girls! They are Jersey Giants and true to their name are already quite large. When they extend those long necks they look like black swans. This was the first time we introduced new chicks to our current flock of red stars. We first got a bigger brooder box, added fresh pine, a larger roosting stick and put them all together in the new box. We added plenty of food and watched. There was a tiny bit of bossing around from Clarabelle over the new girls, but all in all it went really smoothly. I think that's also because they are close in age. The new girls are only about 2 weeks older then our red stars. Now they are all buddies and sleeping under the brooder heat together. I have to say, I love having the variety in the colors/size -- our flock looks more "complete" somehow with the 6 of them together. This photo shows the Giants with their siblings from the tailgate that we bought them at and the other photo shows them in their new home:)

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