Borrowed Thyme Farm

  (New Egypt, New Jersey)
Newly hatching Americana chicks!
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New Chicks!

This past weekend we had 10 chicks hatch. 6 Buff Orpingtons and 4 Australorps. They are growing fast!

Start of the new hatching season!

Well on Tuesday, January 4th, 2 Silver Appleyard ducklings hatched. Then on Thursday, Janurary 6, our Pekin hen died in my arms. Very sad.

Our next eggs in the incubator will be Buff Orpington and Australorp chickens. I will post when the expected hatch date is for anyone interested in chicks.


Purebred Hatching Eggs, Chicks or Pullets For Sale

For anyone interested in hatching out their own chicks, we will start the incubation process in Janurary. I will post on my blog, which breed I'm doing at a particular time. Anyone interested in hatching eggs or buying chicks let me know. I can ship eggs, anywhere in the US but the chicks have to be picked up at my house. If you are interested in buying pullets of a particular breed, let me know in advance so I can set enough eggs.

4H Show

Well fall is here and the leaves keep filling up the chicken's water tubs! Most of our chickens we raised this season look great. Although, I'm upset that my golden-laced Wyandotte rooster does not have the proper comb. He looks like the standard in all other points, except for his comb.

We were at the Laurita Winery a few weeks ago, had a great turnout. The public was very interested in what our family was doing with our chickens and bought a lot of eggs. Hopefully, we will get some new repeat customers out of the event.

Our family is going to the Hunterdon County 4H poultry show on November 20th. We are showing some of our chickens, hanging out with other chickens people is always a good time.


New Dominque Rooster

We purchased a Dominque rooster and 3 more hens from a breeder down in south Jersey. We now have a total of 6 hens and 1 rooster for this breed. Now in the spring we can breed them and hatch out our own chicks. I can't wait for early Spring!

4H Fair

My daughter is in 4H and has been showing her chickens at a few fairs this summer. We went to Stars and Stripes, the Mercer County 4H Fair and Salem County Fair. She won Best in Show out of 61 birds with her Dominque pullet! She received the Fair Ambassdor Award at the Mercer County Fair. This has been a great summer for shows.

Rhode Island Red Chickens For Sale

We have Rhode Island Red chickens that were hatched on April 28th for sale. They are all fully feathered and are living outside. They should start laying at the end of October, and continue steadily during the winter. You would have to pick them up. They are $6 each.




Rhode Island Red chicks hatching!

We have Rhode Island Red chicks hatching on Friday, May 28th. If anyone is interested in purchasing chicks, call for arrangments. Chicks must be picked up in New Egypt and 3 must be purchased. Chickens are social creatures! The fluff balls are $3 each.

Vendor table at Laurita Winery's Summer Solitice celebration.

The Laurita Winery has invited us to be a vendor at their 1st annual Summer Soltice Festival on June 19th & 20th. We will be selling eggs and have available sign ups for monthly shares. Also I will be bringing a few of my hens. Come out and see a beautiful winery and some beautiful feathered girls!

Chicken camp raided by fat fox!

     We had to build outside runs for our chickens. So our laying hens are no longer truly free range. I'm very bummed about this sitution. I love watching them scratching around in the leaves looking for bugs and worms. Last weekend we were at the farm working, so we decided to let the "girls and boys" out for the day. Well, we left to retrieve a forgotten item at another location, we were only gone for about 15 minutes. As were driving back to where the chickens are housed we saw a big, fat fox! It must of have been waiting in the bushes for us to leave. He killed one our Americana hens but didn't get away with her. So we tried our hand for the first time at butchering, by reading a book and wielding the knife. The next night we had fresh chicken for dinner. She was pretty tasty considering she was 3 years old! The fox probably has killed 3 of our roosters and at least 5 hens. So now I'm on the constant quest for fresh green stuff to throw in their outside areas.

21 new red heads!

We had 21 chicks hatch Friday and Saturday. 14 eggs didn't hatch, still a great number did. Best hatch we have had yet! We will have lots of Brown eggs this winter. We are saving Rhode Island eggs for another incubator full. Hopefully the next hatch will be as good.

Incubator peeping once again!

We have a incubator full of Rhode Island Red eggs from our "red head girls" and our "studly" RIR rooster. The first peeps and chirps were heard tonight. It is always exciting to get new chicks!

Rhode Island Reds

We are currently saving Rhode Island Red Eggs for hatching. Hopefully our rooster is doing a great job! We want lots of chicks! We are working on expanding the free range area for our breeding coop.

All of our laying hens are very busy, they are laying about 2 dozen per day!


Newly hatching Americana chicks!

We are very excited, the eggs we saved from our own Blue-Wheaten Americana chickens are hatching this weekend. It is always exciting to hear the first cheeps in the incubator. Today we are also building another coop for my daughters 4H chickens! What a fun weekend! :)
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