by Karla T.
I’m excited to have received my 2012 Meyer catalog today! I pore over it for hours, putting little stars next to types of chickens, ducks, turkeys and more that I would like to have strutting around my farm yard. I’m not yet sure what I’ll be getting, but I’ll have fun dreaming.
They have some exotic birds that I know I won’t be getting. A sebastopol goose is a white bird with long curly feathers. They’re lovely, but fairly expensive. And they aren’t cold hardy, so they wouldn’t enjoy our freezing winters. I also won’t be getting a pair of White Mute Swans. At $780 for the pair, plus $320 shipping and handling, they’re outside of my price range! They also have pheasants, partridges and peacocks.
There are also dozens of chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese to peruse. The price for chicks varies, but in general it’s in the neighborhood of $2 to $4 each plus shipping.
Well, I’m off to dream of my colorful flock additions. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a few pictures of my current chickens. Here, you’ll see them in their favorite hangout. There’s about 4 feet of weeds growing between our garden and our yard. The chickens LOVE to hang out in this little jungle.