I'm new to the world of chickens and am absolutely loving being a crazy chicken lady!!! We started with four 1 year old laying hens that we "borrowed" from a friend who said we could keep them or return them "in a day, a week, a month, whenever" if it turns out raising chickens was not for us. WHOA, I was not prepared for the addiction that followed. A few weeks later a 1 year old bantam from the same farm joined our family. Just watching them scratch in the grass fills me with joy. Also watching how much my children love having them makes our "temporary" trial period seem ridiculous. Of course I'm not giving these ladies back, are you crazy, their my babies now! So my sweet hubs built me a coop and run, that I love and we kept them in there for about a month so they get used to their new home. AND they could get used to the my two doggies.
My hubbies extremely thorough final draft of the coop plans.... no joke...
the coop is coming together....
What do you mean we have to get this OUT of the garage???
All set up, don't ask how it got all the way to the back of the yard...crazy...
Welcome home little ladies..... come out and explore....
the craftsman and the foreman....... (the cutest foreman ever right??)....
first time free-ranging in our yard after a month of confinement...
PREPARE YOURSELVES FOR GLAMOUR SHOTS!!!!
Our newest... a 9 (?) week old chickie~baby (breed?)
That brings us up to date... just over three months of fun!!
Just a random note. Vanilla Bean is still picked on a bit, so I hold her until the other girls are all very sleepy before placing her in the coop. Saturday night we watched "Lost In Space" together, last night we watched Shark Week. She is not a fan of Shark Week. I'm just thankful she didn't poop on my lap! LOL