The HUF girls are 4 months old!

So much has happened since I last posted a HUF chicken update! Our girls are growing up! They are all now just over 4 months old, which means we should see eggs soon! I can hardly believe it! Any day now! But I do have to remind myself that it could take longer too, heritage … Continue reading

Fresh Air, New Homes and Names!

Lots of chicken developments here on the Hawthorne Urban Farm! We have a little roo! Based on input from the very knowledgeable group at BYC (Backyard chickens) we determined out of our 8 chicks, one was a boy. I reached out to Cheryl, who we purchased him from, since she had mentioned she knew someone … Continue reading

Escape

Around mid-morning, I poked my head into the bathroom where our chicks are to check on them one last time before I headed out with my daughter for a few hours. I was startled by the site of our Barred Plymouth Rock chick perched on the rim of their brooder. We knew it would happen … Continue reading

Chick update: Week 2

All of our chicks have now crossed the 2 week mark! Yay! Everyone is doing well, including our two youngest and newest additions, the Blue Birchen Marans. It is amazing to see the changes in their feather development every day, sometimes even from morning to evening. I managed to get some photos yesterday, so let … Continue reading