5/30/09

chickens! (really)

so the time has finally come to have our very own urban chickens! we pick them up this evening from our dear friends. we hope we will be good chicken parents, that our dog won't eat them, that they will be happy layers, and that it won't be too scary when the time comes to give them new life in the roasting and grilling worlds. :)

here is our empty coop/run. it is movable so they can eat bugs, weeds and especially ticks all over the yard. we may clip their wings so they can range all about the backyard, otherwise they would easily fly over the fence and be goners. we will retrieve the eggs from the box on the right of the coop, where the laying will hopefully happen.



6 comments:

libb said...

this is great. how many will you have? did you make the little red house? very cute, i like it a lot.

Heather said...

love it! so cool!

cassie haw said...

we did make the coop - we meaning chris. we picked up 4 little cuties tonight. hopefully none are roosters. victor wants to eat them so bad!

Mike said...

congratulations! you must be so proud. can't wait to meet them for myself-- my girls will be so excited to see some real, live chickens.

~Beth D. said...

awesome! post pictures soon!

andreaferich said...

awww. . . .mwaw. i had a dream about your chickens the other night. i can't wait to come tickle their bellies.