Baby Chicks

My husband and I have often thought it would be fun to have laying hens. After moving to our house last summer we decided we finally had a yard large enough to get chickens. So last fall we got 13 baby chicks, 12 that would be laying hens and 1 that was supposed to be a rooster. We lost a couple of the chicks and the rooster was actually a girl, so we ended up with 11 hens. They have been a fun addition to our family, and we haven’t had to buy eggs since March.

Baby Chicks

We have been talking about adding a few more hens to our brood. Last week while picking up some scratch at the feed store, I saw these adorable gray baby chicks, and I just couldn’t resist them — so we got three! They are called Blue Andalusians and will lay white eggs.

Baby Chicks

We also adopted a couple more Ameraucanas. We already have two, and they lay fun greenish blue eggs.

Bettijo Bridges

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Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.

4 thoughts on “Baby Chicks”

  1. Hi, they are so adorable! If I understand the golden ones are the ones you got….do you know what the others species are? I would love to get some of those but require the species name. Thank you!


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