Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chicks and Chicken Coops

What can I say, we are ready for a new adventure. This spring the plan is Collins and I are going to start raising chickens.  Yes, you read that correctly.  We are going to raise chickens.  Why?  Well, why not.  I have wanted chickens since we visited the Biltmore Estates.  I know crazy, right?  They are have curator, and farmers and I have just me…and Collins. 

But it is really something I want to do!!

Back from 2008 at the Biltmore Estates I fell in love with the thought of real simple living-not the house...  The thought of a farm and getting food from the land and animals you raise just really intrigues me.  I love it!!

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I took all these pictures back in 2008 for “just-in-case”!!  Well my “just-in-case” is hopefully going to happen this spring!  We have gone and looked at a coop and have done lots of research on the subject and I am super excited.  Collins is a little hesitant because he sees a lot of work in his future (I don’t understand why?)

Then back to 2012…my sister got Cailyn a Pull-along Hen for her birthday and totally forgot about my plans to get some hens.  Let me tell you this hen idea is the HIT of the household.

  Cailyn opening up her gift!  The hen “lays chicks”  too funny!!photo

Then big kids playing and mimicking how to take care of little chicks!  (Chicks eat Pez, right?)

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I think my enthusiasm for chicks is rubbing off on the kids.  Good thing because they are going to have lots of “Chicken Chores”

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I will probably have a few posts on my other blog about our chicken adventure!! I should add we will NOT be getting a rooster.  Just laying hens! In March we are going to a Chicken Auction to buy our chicks!!  Then for about 2 months they will be living in our garage!! We better get all of our Christmas decorations put away soon!!  haha!

3 comments:

Andrew, Zachary and Will's Mommy said...

Get lots of Lysol too. Those jokers stink to high heaven!

Heather said...

HA! LOVE it! Be rest assured . . . the boys and I will come by and take a look at your chickens once they are home and settled! ;-)

Jill said...

How exciting! We have talked about raising chickens too and are seriously considering the idea. I'll let you go first and keep us updated on how its going! :)