Thursday, February 02, 2006
Hooray! The Murray McMurray Spring catalog has arrived!
Time to browse the different varieties of poultry available and make my dream list of new breeds to try.
I am thinking about adding some guinea hens to my flock this year. Anyone interested in guinea fowl should read the book "Gardening With Guineas". Outside the loud noise, they seem to be quite useful on a small farm.
This year, I am also going to buy some Icelandic hatching eggs to try and start on my own. The hen and rooster pictured above are Cuckoo Marans an old French breed who lay very dark-shelled brown eggs.