Barnevelder chickens. They are amazingly pretty and lay dark brown eggs. Great photos here. I’ve been dreaming about doing this for a long time, and figured why now now? I ordered the hatching eggs yesterday. Carrie, on the corner, offered up one of her broody hens to hatch a few of them, and is lending me her hatching apparatus for the rest. (Barnevelders are big birds, and her broody hen is quite small.)
I’m setting up the coop on Geoff’s lower stretch. Haven’t started building it, but I figure this will get me motivated in terms of deadline. I even have a scheme: What I am going to do is get a plan, get all the materials, and then start putting it together. Steve will come over to see what I’m doing. He will then pronounce my efforts an abortion, and help. I’m really hoping that he’ll just take over building it, but we’ll see.