21 Hatchlings Arrive at Historic Mansion

By Max Walker, Digital Editor

CLERMONT, Iowa - Nearly two dozen baby chickens are getting nestled into their new home at Montauk, the home of former Governor William Larrabee in Fayette County.

21 Iowa Blue chickens arrived at the mansion on Wednesday, according to a release from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The Iowa Blue is the only breen of chicken developed in Iowa.

State Curator Jerome Thompson says Montauk is a “perfect” place for the chickens because the site is also a working farm.

The chicks hatched on Monday at Dark Horse Acres, run by Kari McKay-Widdel of Luzerne.

The State Historical Society of Iowa's page for Montauk says it is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day from noon to 4 p.m., with reduced hours between Labor Day and the end of October. For more information, click here.

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