I've wanted chicken for years now. When we were looking at houses, that was one of the topmost requirements; a place to keep chickens. Not long ago, Ben started converting the old playhouse into a chicken coop. It's coming along, but still has a ways to go. I decided to suck it up and not push the issue. This is Ben's busy time of year and if we don't get chickens this spring...well, there's always next year. And then, out of the blue, my mom called one day and said she really, really wanted to buy us some chicks. Ben and I agreed and within an hour we had 5 little chickies in a box in our kitchen. I watched those little balls of fur toddle around and realized that a dream had just come true.

Here are the two Barred Rock chickies:
[caption id="attachment_704" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Barred Rock"][/caption]

And here are the Amerecaunas:
[caption id="attachment_705" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Amerecaunas"][/caption]

They are so, so much fun to watch. They love being outside and will hunt and peck and scratch for hours. When one finds a bug, watch out! It's a fighting, feeding frenzy! I'm so glad these little beauties are a part of our lives!


Popular Posts