Thursday, February 21, 2013

We got CHICKENS!!!

It's been a dream of ours to own chickens for a few years. I never really thought it would be possible...but actually it isn't that hard!! Well, to get the chickens... never mind it was hard to find teenage to adult chickens.  baby chicks were everywhere.

The thought of chicks is so fun and adorable...but they are a lot of work!! They have to be under a warm lamp for weeks, and fed special food, and have constant attention.  My husband worked really hard on the chicken coop...I just love him.  He spent two very early mornings and one very late evening in the freezing cold building it.  He's my hero.

The lady I bought them from was kinda  I couldn't understand her English very well. I told her several times seven chickens.  SEVEN laying hens....just SEVEN. She kept bringing them out and bringing them out...I ended up with EIGHT. lol, could've been worse.

I really did rescue them.  There was at least 20 roosters there, that were very very mean to these poor girls.  One of the hens has a bunch of feathers missing on her back because of the roosters picking on her.  I saw this with my own eyes! Roosters are mean!

We love our girls though. A few of the younger ones are so sweet and let us pick them up and pet them.  Two of the older ones aren't as accepting yet.  It may have taken me a while {ok an hour} to get Big Bertha back in the coop.

So far we have the names, Dori, Chicken Little, Dee, Mary, Martha, Big Bertha, Glory, and I need one more name! Thinking of Susie Q or Ruby Red..??

Thankful for this new adventure! Another answer to prayer. :)

Mark 11:24 - Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.


The Skinny on Staci said...

I saw name her Lucky Eight... cause she shouldn't have been there! LOL

The Skinny on Staci said...

Good grief... I mean say. I hate typos!!! LOL

Alissa (A Journey to Thin) said...

My mil has chickens. Love the eggs!