Xericstyle

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Xericstyle’s new feathered friends…

We are so excited to realize the dream of backyard chickens and little pets for our kids.  The light brahma hens are super hilarious to watch…

As well as beautiful to look at.  The best part will of course be organic, soy-free, non-GMO eggs… MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!  Come on ladies!

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12 Comments

  1. Salma Quraishi

    more posts!! Take us on a tour of the coop!! hen videos! we want more!

    • Certainly – we are all just settling in right now. You will get more…not to worry. :) -xericstyle

  2. How fun! Congrats!

    • Thanks Steph! We are super excited – it is fun having these ladies around :) – xericstyle

  3. Daddy'o

    definitely awesome,Heather fresh eggs and a ongoing work project for the kids.They might have a chalenge, those look like pretty big hens!how many eggs do you expect a day?

    • They really are big – you are absolutely right. Light Brahmas are a bigger breed, and also especially docile, sweet, and good with other pets. So it sounded like a great fit for us, most importantly the kiddies. This is not the best time for egg production with shorter days and cooler temperatures, but the nesting boxes are full as we speak so it could be a great brunch today. To answer your question, from all the research we have done, ideally one egg a day, or every other day with this breed more than likely. Now with shorter days…and winter coming on, this will all slow down. So lets say ideally, 5 eggs a day at best (35 eggs a week). Realistically, 15-20 eggs a week. And then there will be less productive times in the cold, and then in the intense summer heat. All I know is what I have read and learned from a mentor though – so basically dad, I am full of sh@t! Learning as we go…and jumping in with both feet. Come visit and eat eggs! love you Daddy’O! – xericstyle xo

  4. Jason

    Wow you have chickens! congratulations! Looking forward to hearing the stories.

    • Looking forward to hearing your stories too – A little birdie told me you LOVE roosters and grew up on a working farm! – xericstyle

  5. Seriously you are living the dream! I want chickens soooo bad!!!! I would spoil my chickens.

    • Louis, I have no doubt whatsoever that you would spoil your feathered friends ridiculously! We do spoil ours too I will admit. Let me put it to you this way…without a second thought I bought them soy-free, non-GMO feed…yet I was at the grocery yesterday contemplating the non-GMO jam. HA! Although, I guess I did buy non-GMO eggs!!!!! ;) Whatever – it is all about balance! No extremes here. – xericstyle

      • I’m sooo about the non-GMO. It actually freaks me out. One day when I have my off the grid hobby farm on Salt Spring Island you will have to come visit.

      • DUDE! We’d love to! Next time we come up I would love to meet you too :) – I will try to smuggle some opuntia pads for ya too! – xericstyle

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