We started a couple of dozen additional layers last fall. This is what they looked like.
When chickens are about 20 weeks old they start laying eggs. The newest chickens are now 23 weeks old. Most of them are laying tiny pullet eggs. Pullet eggs are the small eggs that chickens lay when they are just starting out. Here’s what the chickens look like now.
The variety is called “Special Black” but as you can see they have quite a variety of colors. The plumage ranges from jet black with some iridescent highlights to a salt-and-pepper white. Most of the Special Blacks are already bigger then the brown chickens. They also seem to be much more comfortable with the cold weather we’ve had recently.