I’m chick crazy

Our wonderful hen Millie, is broody again. Which means her body is telling her it’s time to sit on some eggs and make them hatch. Millie’s broodiness is as predictable as ‘old faithful’ and once she’s set her mind to it, it’s hard to change it.

Good news for Millie is, just about the time she decides she wants to be a mother, I’m more than happy for her to add some new members to the flock.


Here’s a video of Millie with her chicks from last March. Sorry the quality of the video isn’t too good, but you get the idea.

So now I’m trying to decide what breed of chickens I want to add to my eclectic flock.

This is an Ameraucana hen. Not my hen or my picture, but an example of what I’m leaning toward. I love her beard, and they are a super friendly breed.

They lay beautiful blue and green eggs. (borrowed picture)

The other breed I’m thinking about getting is the Blue French Maran.

They lay the most gorgeous dark brown eggs.

I don’t know which one’s I’ll end up ordering, but I better make up my mind fast because Millie’s getting impatient.

If you were me, which new breed would you choose? Or would you get some of both…….wink, wink!

the wanna be country girl – Caroline

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8 Responses to I’m chick crazy



    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    No, I ended up getting the black copper marans. I was under the gun, because Millie had already been broody for almost 2 weeks when I got the eggs. I thought waiting any longer to get the blue marans wouldn’t have works. Someday I hope to get some.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Get both-I wish I had gone with more color and variety. I love my Buffs, I just can’t tell them apart…

  3. Rox says:

    Oh, just go for both. What the heck?

  4. Sarah K says:

    I would go for some of both. I got my chicks 3 weeks ago from McMurray but ordered 5 different kinds. Buff Orpingtons, Light Brahmas, Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, and Partridge Cochins. I want to get Marans, but they didnt have any of the dark egg layers available.

  5. Oooo I’d say both but if you only want one, the one that lays blue and green eggs would be awesome. It’d be like finding Easter eggs year round! Then again the brown ones do look like chocolate. Both! :)

  6. Joy says:

    A little of both….. ;o) I have chickens too, but nothing exotic. Just some Black Stars. They are my very first chickens and they have been a blast to have for me and my boys. I am also looking to add a few to my flock this spring.
    Which one of the two chickens you discussed lay the larger eggs? Aren’t the blue/green eggs on the small side? I love those dark brown ones, those are gorgeous.

  7. Heather says:

    Definitely both! I love having different colored eggs in my cartons, and the more different colors, the better! :)

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