Plymouth Chickens Anyone?

I mentioned a few posts ago how I had gotten about six Rooster’s in my flock of Red and Blue Laced Wyandotte chickens so I had bought two more chicks to see if I can get the number of hens that I had wanted.  I had fallen in love with some cute black chicks at the local feed store so I asked her if they would grow to be hens she said they would so I bought two and received a chick free too I might mention.   This chicks are very sweet and seem to have a more docile temperament then the Wyandottes did which is saying a lot as my little flock are some of the sweetest chickens around.

Some of their white shell patterns are beginning to develop on the wings and the white dot on the top of the head is beginning to fade.  These are smart looking black and white patterned hens when they grow up.  I would definitely recommend this breed for anyone’s flock they are easy to care for, even knowing when to ask for food and do not tend to be over eaters.  They develop habits faster then the other chicks I raised and seem to have a high IQ for a chicken.  See how this chick which is the second biggest seems to be checking out the camera as I took the picture.  She is on top of the water jug to get a better view.

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The above is a clip of information I got from www.mypetchicken.com  it is always nice to have some many good sites to look for information out there on the web don’t you think?

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New Chicken in The House

Today I went to the feed store for the feed I like to purchase for my hens  or what I have of my hens and I talked with the lady that runs the chickens they sale there.  It looks like I will be able to put up a for sale sign at the Petrus Feed Store for my Roosters and in the meantime I purchased two more chickens in the hopes of getting a couple of more hens.  She gave me a third one free which I thought was nice.  The type I purchased is also a gentle chicken breed and is very friendly.  They lay large brown eggs and tolerant winter well.  Which I am glad as we do get some cold weather here in Louisiana.  The breed is a American breed call Plymouth and are a mix between a Dominique’s and Black Java Chickens in the 19 century New England.

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This is what the hen would look like as they reach adulthood and they should get along well with my Wyandottes as they have the same temperaments for the moment they will be in the house as they are only a few days old and large already I must say.