Thursday, January 16, 2020

A New Flock for Callie

For my sweet, bird-loving 9 year old, we decided to give her a "chicken basket"for Christmas.  We gave her money to buy chicks, a sign for her coop and an apron to hold eggs.  I'd seen several online and thought I would try to make one.  So, a few weeks before Christmas my sewing machine was buzzing away making a an apron for my Callie!

I'm so happy with how it turned out!

It fits eggs perfectly.

And my girl loved it, too!

Then, it came time to buy her chicks.  Rural King said they would have some the Friday after Christmas.  Talk about an excited girl!  She researched the kinds she wanted to get and we were on our way.  But, unfortunately, they didn't have any.  They said they would the following week.  Waiting a week was hard for her!  But, she was patient, and we were off to Rural King again.  But, there weren't any chicks this time either.  Ugh.

I found an ad on Craigslist of someone that had 6 week old chicks.  She wanted brand new chicks, so she didn't like this idea.  But, when we researched the breed, she decided she wanted them!  They are Crested Cream Legbars and they lay blue eggs!

She was super excited to see that they actually are still quite small. 

A neat thing about this breed is that from the time they hatch you tell if it's a hen or a rooster by their coloring.  The hens have a stripe from their eyes, almost like eyeliner.  The roosters have a white dot on the top of their head.

She has 4 hens and one rooster.  And she loves them!!

Hopefully in the next few months we'll be getting some pretty blue eggs.  But, for now, my girl is enjoying playing with these iddy biddy cuties!

1 comment:

  1. That apron looks so pretty and is a great idea for Brina as well as it is her job to collect the eggs every day. She would love having an apron to put them in. Thank you for the great gift idea! Callie's chicks are so cute.