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Tuesday
May252010

New Additions to the Farm

Earlier this month we added several new additions to our farm. We now have two young rabbits, named Lilly and Max. Female rabbits are called does, males are called bucks. We also have several new chicks and some ducklings. The chick varieties include ringneck pheasants, plus these types of chickens:  top hat polish chickens, Silkies, Ameraucana (they lay greenish blue eggs), and Welsumer (lay chocolate brown eggs). The ducks are runner ducks, one type we've raised for a few years on the farm. You'll be able to see some of these animals when you visit the farm.

Lilly and Max check out their new surroundings.

Nellie welcomes the new arrivals

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the new ringneck pheasant chicks. They keep warm under the heat lamps.

Runner ducks and lots of baby chicks which are starting to take on adult characteristics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This special brooder box provides a warm shelter, food, and water for the young birds.