Banty Eggs

With the soaring price of eggs, I’ve never been so grateful for my little banty hens. Just look what they brought to the table this week!
Considering the rising cost of chicken feed, I’ve been supplementing their diet with healthy table scraps to stretch that bagged feed a bit longer.

Happy hens fill the egg basket
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Fancy Chicks Coming Soon

Just ordered fancy ornamental chicks, shipped from Connecticut (My Pet Chicken) on the 25th of October. Mille Fleur d’Uccle Bantams & Black Feather Footed Silkie Bantams.
Future plans to breed the black Silkies, hopefully at least one in the shipment is nice quality. Am I asking too much for her to be willing to hatch eggs too? You never know… but that’s what makes it fun. 🙂

October/November is the perfect time to raise baby chicks in Phoenix, Arizona. The temperatures stay between 80 & 90 degrees, and the nights around 65. Usually just radiant heat is needed in the brooder.

Mille Fleur d’Uccle
Silkie Bantam

Brooder is Ready

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Curious Hen Poses for the Camera

Meet Cookie, a young hen full of character. She’s at the bottom of the pecking order, with only one friend in the flock, Piper. 

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Cookie, Silkie Bantam
Cochin and Silkie Pullet 32016
Piper, a Standard Silver Laced Cochin with Cookie
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