Right now we have 2 Commercial Reds, an Easter Egger, 2 Black Stars, and we just recently acquired 2 more Easter Eggers that are about 8 weeks old.
We brought the Commercial Reds and the Easter Egger home around the beginning of May of last year, they were about 8 weeks old. We built a coop that was big enough for about 8 hens since we planned on starting with 3 and then get more if it went well.
The video below gives you an idea of what the old location of the coop looked like. We still have the same coop, but we learned that chickens free roaming are not conducive to neat looking landscaping.
Easter Eggers lay either pink, blue or olive eggs, while the Reds and Blacks lay brown. Chickens with red earlobes lay brown, while those with white ones lay white or tinted eggs. You can usually tell what color a chicken will lay by the color of their earlobes. This is not the case for Easter Eggers, so it’s like Christmas morning the first time they lay an egg. The two new Easter Eggers will start laying sometime in July so it will be Christmas in July!