Friday, May 29, 2009

I Want Chickens


These are Glen and Candy's chickens... their hens on the left and roosters on the right. Aren't they pretty?





Here are some of the girls. Candy raised them from little chicks. That's what I want to do, too. Start handling them early so they're comfortable with us.





The thing with getting them when they're little, you can't tell if they're boys or girls. Like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get. Glen and Candy got four handsome roosters from their nine chicks!


Yup, I need to convince my Mr. Douglas to build us a chicken coop soon so we can get started!

Farm-fresh eggs... Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm!

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The day I took the chicken pics, was the day we went to their house for skeet-shooting and four-wheeling.





This is the view of their property from the balcony. We were just there again for a BBQ two weeks ago... boy, oh boy, does it ever look different now! The landscape is totally changed with the trees full of leaves, the pond full, the garden growing... It's beautiful!






We decided to take the four wheelers over to their neighbors' house. They raise peacocks.




This one saw me coming near with a camera and decided to make his getaway. He hopped the fence and ran across the yard toward the woods. I was afraid he'd get lost, but was told they do it all the time. Candy said they often end up at their house hanging out on the porch beneath the balcony!

Country life... a different kind of adventure!

3 comments:

The Farmer's Wife said...

I want chickens, TOO!
We always had chickens, growing up, and I like 'em. The family I married into, however, doesn't like 'em....AT ALL.
My MIL told me,"Boy! Chickens tie you down!". (Like two preschoolers, three bum calves and ranch work doesn't?)

I want banties. The roosters have chaps on their legs, and the hens lay teeny little eggs...it would take you 10 days to get enough for a decent omelet...but they are dear little things.

So what do you say; next spring, let's get chickens...together...and blog about them. The magazine "Hobby Farm" and "Hobby Farm Home" are really great places to read up on them, and the how-tos. And Mother-Earth News, but I always feel overdressed when I read that magazine...

The Farmer's Wife said...

I want chickens, TOO!
We always had chickens, growing up, and I like 'em. The family I married into, however, doesn't like 'em....AT ALL.
My MIL told me,"Boy! Chickens tie you down!". (Like two preschoolers, three bum calves and ranch work doesn't?)

I want banties. The roosters have chaps on their legs, and the hens lay teeny little eggs...it would take you 10 days to get enough for a decent omelet...but they are dear little things.

So what do you say; next spring, let's get chickens...together...and blog about them. The magazine "Hobby Farm" and "Hobby Farm Home" are really great places to read up on them, and the how-tos. And Mother-Earth News, but I always feel overdressed when I read that magazine...

The Farmer's Wife said...

Drats. It published twice. Sorry!

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