I usually get peeps in the spring, but because our egg laying was way down I decided to try sooner with some fall peeps. They should be ready to lay in the spring. I got 4 each of 4 breeds (all brown egg layers), plus an exotic that Murray McMurray Hatchery throws in for free. All 17 survived the mail and here they are in all their glorious puffiness!
Black Austrolorps and Plymouth Barred Rocks (hard to tell apart as babies)
And finally the freebie exotic. Usually I have no idea what the exotic is until it grows up, but there was no mystery to this one! Probably my least favorite of any chicken breed–I have no idea why people like them enough to keep breeding them. But I am now the proud owner of a turken.
My mother is afraid I will be biased against it since I don’t care for the breed. So she named it Precious. I will love Precious with all my heart!