Hurley Farms welcomes a new flock of baby chickens to the farm. These new chicks will eventually join our adult flock of almost 100 adult hens that supply us with our delicious fresh eggs. We have six different breeds in our new batch of chickens Buff Orpingtons, Ameraucanas, Rhode Island Reds, Danish Brown Leghorns, Black Australorps, and Golden Sex Links.
Originating in England and recognized as a distinct breed by the American Poultry Association in 1902, the Buff Orpington was prized as being a good meat bird as well as an excellent layer. These “Golden Beauties” as they are often called lay light to dark brown eggs.
Ameraucanas are also known as the “Easter Egg Chicken”. These chickens lay green or blue eggs.
Rhode Island Reds are one of the most popular, and well recognized of all the breeds.
Black Ausrtralorps originated in Australia and are known for their shiny rich black feathers. These hardy, yet docile birds are excellent winter laying hens.
Danish Brown leghorns originated from Italy, Denmark, and England. These prolific layers, can lay between 200 to 300 large white eggs a year.
Golden Sex Links also known as Bovan Browns are a cross-breed. Sex links are bred so that their gender can be determined by their color. Male chicks are a creamy white, while females are colored in shades of red.
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