Sunday, November 4, 2012

New Chick in Town

We went to the "junk sale" this weekend about an hour from our house.  An auctioneer sells the things people bring outside and inside they have a cow/goat/pig auction.  The kids and I were walking around outside while my husband was checking out the items for sale in the auction.  People had their trailers set out with all kinds of little animals to buy.  We were a little late, so there were mostly only roosters left of the chickens, but we did find this one chicken.  The seller said she lays blue eggs.  I guess we will see.  She's not the prettiest, but I think with a little TLC, she will do just fine.

I haven't figured out what kind she is, haven't really had a chance to look.  The girls have named her Fern.

The first night we had her in a cage, but my husband wanted to try putting her in with our other chicken because the cage is not secure against cats and such.  We let them out in the yard for awhile and they went at it once and then again when we put them in the cage, but as of right now, they are doing okay.  I'm thinking maybe since there are just 2 of them.  We might have to do it more gradually if we add anymore.  So far they seem to be tolerating each other :)

On another note, we hope you all had a fantastic halloween!  My little goblins and I sure did :)

This post is a part of the Homestead Revival's Barn Hop


  1. She's a cute little chicken :) If she lays blue eggs she would be an Americauna. The comb kind of looks like she could be an Americauna too. Best wishes to your new addition.

    Thanks for visiting me at Little Homestead on the Hill!

    1. Thank you Lisa, I looked that up and some of them look like her!

  2. Awww, I think she's cute! Congrats on the new addition. Great costumes!

    Visiting from the barn hop :)


  3. New fan here via the Barn Hop. She is very cute. I have some similar that I believe are Easter Eggers, but one does lay blue eggs. I would love for you to come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest:
    And enter to win an Egg Skelter while you're visiting!
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  4. We don't raise chickens, but I always like reading about them. Blue eggs sound beautiful! Hope the two chickens become best friends! Blessings! Nancy

  5. Hi, Kelly! I think Fern is pretty! We want to get some Easter eggers in the spring. I love your Halloween pic!

    Hope you're having a great week.


  6. Just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. I hope everyone is doing well.