3 days ago
This week's animal spotlight is extremely special to us. Star Thistle's longest running resident, Little Black Chicken, "LBC," or "Little Black". A once in a lifetime chicken, a Japanese bantam also know as a Chabo, a true bantam breed.
LBC is an amazing animal. She is a mix of moxy, saavy, and reliability. She was raised in a flock of full sized layers, and most likely has never broken 1lb in weight. She quickly became a leader, and eventually tragedy struck and we lost an entire flock...twice over, LBC persevered. First to disappear last to reappear. She even enjoys beating up our full size rooster.
LBC also lays the best eggs we have here, the eggs we personally eat for breakfast.
They are absolutely tiny but clock in at over 35% yolk. Great for breakfast great for baking.
She is also our most broody hen. She loves brooding in the same box with her best friend Big Black Chicken(sometimes we get real lazy on the names), together they hatched and raised Baby Black Chicken, and are one odd happy family. We plan on utilizing her for mothering chicks again this spring.
Here's to you LBC, a true champion of the farm!
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