Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Baby Sussex Update

So, the girls are growing!  It always amazes me how fast these little ones grow up.  I still don't know what the "unknown" buff chick is.  We have 4 speckled sussex, 1 buff orpington, 1 ?? perhaps a Rhode Island red?  She was supposed to be the 2nd buff, but someone got the chicks messed up somewhere and she is definitely NOT an orpington :)  They are all doing great.  Will be a little sad to see 4 of them go to their forever home.  I am just letting mom raise them for a friend of mine.  I will keep 2 of the speckled sussexes.

Our not so buff orpington, LOL - probably a RIR

The cold has descended upon us and they are all doing just great.  I was worried it was so late in the year, but will never forget when my Australorp raised a chick in what seemed like the dead of winter.  Their resiliency also amazes me.  Keep them sheltered from the bitter wind and they will generally do just great, even with no heat!  Momma is their heat box!  Until next time.  Anything new on your homestead these days?  We are winding down and still need to get the garden winterized.  Hopefully it will actually happen this year!!

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