The Baby Chicks Have Arrived!

Posted on: March 2, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: Chicken coop

The first baby chicks out of the box!

Yesterday was an exciting day at Lutmer Farms, LLC! Our baby chicks arrived! 

52 gorgeous baby chicks arrived safe and sound after Chris picked them up from Meyer Hatchery. We have 25 Barred Plymouth Rock, 25 White Plymouth Rock, and 2 Blue Copper Marans. We are extremely excited to watch these baby chicks grow. 

Barred Rock Chickens

We opted for Barred Rock and White Rock chicks because of the availability from the hatchery. 

Per Meyer Hatchery's website "This old- time favorite lays brown eggs and is a popular dual- purpose breed. This breed is very friendly and does well in cold weather. Plymouth rocks have high egg production, a meaty body, a docile personality, and good hardiness all characteristics that would be a great addition to your flock! These lovely birds have black and white barred feathers, with the roosters slightly lighter in color than the hens." 


White Plymouth Rock. PC: Glover

The White Rock chicks are yellow in color but will become white as they mature. 

The description from Meyer Hatchery's website states "Just like grandma used to raise. These large all- white birds are clam and pleasant to be around. While not as fast growing as our broilers, White Rock roosters are excellent for the freezer. White Rock hens are good brown egg layers. Average mature weight: roosters 9 lbs., hens 71/2 lbs."

We also have two Blue Copper Marans. These were just two special birds I added to the flock because they were too cute to pass up! 

So, now we have 52 baby chicks living in our basement until the chicken coop is finished and the chicks are old enough to go outside! Another exciting adventure at Lutmer Farms, LLC...