I wasn’t snoozing but I was preoccupied back in January which is when I should have called in an order for these gorgeous beauties.
Oh be still my silly chicken heart. The name alone!!! Lavender Orpington!! Alas they are now sold out. I only want ready-to-lay birds, not chicks. I don’t have the facilities to keep chicks separate from the older birds. The lady I was speaking to said I could be put on a waiting list. Apparently people do sometimes back out on their order or they order a bigger amount and decide they don’t want that many.
I am also on a waiting list for some of these luscious hens. Dark brown eggs!!
A good, heavy breed that would do well in our climate.
So will I be chicken- less? No, I did order four of these sweet silvery girls for pick up on June 19th.
Currently I have three geriatric hens, one of whom provides me an egg every three or four days. Yes, every chicken is safe here to live out her years, as unproductive as they may be until their natural demise. Yes, I’m buying chicken feed for no good reason. Ah well, there are worse things in life.