The chicks are 10 weeks old. It has been a while since I profiled one of our breeds, so today, the Golden Laced Wyandotte is in the spotlight. The Wyandottes were not on my original list when I went to the feed store to get the chicks. I asked the salesgirl about the breed and she mentioned that she had raised Wyandottes last year and that they were really sweet. Since their coloring is quite stunning, I decided to get some. 4 to be exact.
Wyandottes are of the American Class of chickens and are considered a heavy breed. They originated as a cross between a Silver Laced Wyandotte and an unnamed breed called a Winnebago.
The chicks are getting bigger everyday. Here is a close-up of the Wyandottes and Orpingtons in the chick condo. They are quickly out growing it. Today, I had to move their feeder out into the run so they would have more room inside.