Phoebe
Phoebe

Phoebe



Phoebe is our beautiful black copper marans hen from Alchemist Farm. She’s the mama or grandma of most of our chocolate eggers! We have her in the pen with Ross the Rooster, who carries the genetics for speckled dark brown eggs. Phoebe was one of the sweetest babies ever. She was one of those chicks that will jump up on your hand for snuggles whenever you come to visit the brooder. She continues to have a very sweet disposition, and we’ve noticed her babies are also inheriting that trait! The baby in the picture below absolutely loves to be held.



Beyond the sweet disposition and beautiful plumage, Phoebe lays dark brown speckled eggs. They really look like chocolate eggs! Did you know marans eggs are considered the richest, most desirable eggs in France? Check out my healthy food blog for lots of egg recipes! I changed my diet a few years ago, when I was diagnosed with diabetes. I have type 1, which is an autoimmune disease that cannot be managed by food. I’ve found, however, that eating a low carb diet helps me keep sugar levels in a good range. Bringing chickens into our yard was part of my family’s transition into a lower carb, healthier lifestyle!