The Dudley Farm - 2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT 06437


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The Dudley Farm Chickens

Baby chicks
    
Photo by Janet Dudley.

    

Baby chicks at feeder
    
Photo by Janet Dudley.

    

The Dudley Farm Museum flock consists of Rhode Island Reds and Buff Orpingtons, both popular breeds of chickens in late nineteenth century New England. Historically they have been highly regarded as consistent producers of large brown eggs. A rooster is kept with the flock of hens and occasionally a batch of eggs is placed in an incubator to hatch new chicks. The chicks are raised at the farm and added to the flock.


Girl with eggs in basket with chickens
  
Photo by Jerri Guadagno.
  
Girl with eggs in basket in doorway
  
Photo by Janet Dudley.
  



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