Spring Chicks

by Scott Smith

It’s the right time of year for putting in our orders for spring chicks. I’m hoping to add two new breeds to our flock this year – the Cuckoo Marans and the Buckeye. I want the Marans for their deep, chocolate colored eggs and the Buckeyes because they are the only American chicken developed completely by a woman (maybe the only chicken). Feminist chickens!

Here is an example of a Buckeye rooster (Walter the Buckeye Boy) I found on flickr. Isn’t he beautiful against that purple background?