Yep, and they are absolutely adorable! We decided to get four more to add to the permanent flock, and this will be the final fill out of egg layers as long as we live on this property. We continued the old lady name tradition, with the following ladies born on February 19th, 2011:
First we have Mildred, a beautiful Ameraucana chick that will grow to be an exotic looking bird. She will lay a pastel like color ranging from green to pink, so we are excited to see when she lays her first egg!
Next we have Beatrice, a Buff Orpington. These breed are a fluffy looking bird, with a tendency to become broody, or turn into hatch egg mode, frequently. Known to be a very sweet and gentle girl.
Then we have Agnes, a Blue Cochin breed. This bird, again, is a fluffy bird with feathers covering the legs, giving her a very cool look when they are older.
Finally, we have Josephine, a New Jersey Giant. I am excited to see this bird grow, and grow it shall! A full grown hen can grow to weigh as much as ten pounds! She is just for show, however, and we are anxious to see how big she will get. She lays a brown egg said to be pretty big, so that is always a bonus.
This brings the egg laying flock to nine now, which I think is plenty for us, maybe enough to sell some back to the Craigslist community or something!