The new chicks have finally arrived! We’ve been waiting for these babies for almost two months now. Happy and healthy little girls ready to join the flock. It’ll be awhile before they can join the big girls outside, and will be inside the next four weeks under the heat lamp.
We are adding Golden Comets to our flock this year. They are a cross between a Rhode Island Red and a White Leghorn. I was introduced to this breed by my friend Katherine at Island Seed and Feed in Goleta, and am eager to see how they produce. Supposedly they lay up to 330 eggs a year!
We are also adding two more Ameraucanas to the mix, they are just so cute with their puffy cheeks.
The Golden Comets are the ones with the blue mark on their head. The Ameraucanas seem to be a day or so younger, they are not quite as active yet. Alfie Sassafras sits in the background, enjoying the new members of Flora Vista Farms.