These are the new Americauna chicks. One of them has just taken the first bites of chick feed; you can see her (we hope it's a her) peeping just over the feeder. The rustling of their blanket being pulled aside as I brought the camera into range has caused them to bunch up, checking in all directions, like a family of meercats. They know their business straight from the egg.
"Aww ... why couldn't we get Barred Rocks?"
"Customers want green eggs."
An average hen will lay 220 eggs per year. -- Carla Emery