Thursday, January 12, 2017
We do what we call Micro - Farming. If you try to look up micro-farming you won't find much. So I would say what it means to us is we grow as much as we can on the little bit of space we have. Tomatoes, corn, squash, cucumbers and peppers are some of what we grow. And then we raise a few animals. In 2014 we had to sell all our animals due to my health problems. We are try to rebuild our little micro-farm. Our plan is to get more chickens and maybe a couple of goats. We are trying to decide what breed of chickens to get. We had the easter egg chickens. We ordered from <https://www.cacklehatchery.com/easter-eggs.html> as day old chicks.
Cackle Hatchery® offers for sale the "Easter Egg" chicken, not the Ameraucana or Araucana. Cackle Hatchery® breeding program objectives for the "Easter Egg" chickens are to produce chickens with a wide variety of feather colors, patterns and feather combinations of colors with a full beard under the beak and high egg production of colorful egg shells. The color of their egg shells vary from pale blue chicken eggs to dark blue to various shades of green and a few light brownish/pink eggs. The meat is delicious and it has a taste similar to quail. We do not offer a specific color variety of this breed; however we do breed for a wide variety of colored feathers and egg colors. The Araucana chicken and Ameraucana chickens have a number of different color patterns being worked on all across the USA and are being shown in poultry shows. The Easter Egg chickens are great chickens for backyards, chicken coops, larger chicken houses and for raising free range chickens
The "Easter Egg" chicken originally came from Chile in South America, discovered by the Araucana Indians. The true pure Araucana chicken is rumpless (tailless) , has a small curling tuft of feathers next to each ear and come in different pure color types.
The true pure Ameraucana chicken has a tail, full beard and comes in pure color types. The Easter Egg chicken is different because they have a full beard under the beak rather than a tuft and have a tail rather than rumpless and do NOT have pure color types.
I am not affiliated with cackle hatchery in any way but they gave me excellent service that I appreciated.
we also got a lot done on our coupe today.