Tuesday, February 15, 2011

i finally gave in...

to my daughter's request to have chickens.


Remember how excited I was about my new, clean, freshly painted library?  Well, it is currently residence to three little chicks (one of whom was named after Rob Pattinson... is that supposed to be flattering for him?  Anyway...).  They are growing fast, so we are hard at work trying to build a permanent home for them.


We still had this old door from the original house (the entire living room was that color red), so we decided to add it to the coop to give it a little personal touch.  I am sure the chickens appreciate the thought...


Does anyone else have chickens?  Any advice or important things I should know?

6 comments:

Magia Mia said...

Hook up with Heather Bullard and her blog. She'll show you all you need to know for the most fabulous chicken mansion! Ciao, Maria with Magia Mia

Jen said...

i guess the funny thing about rob pattinson is that you can say things like..."oh the chicks really love him"

baaahahhahaha

Boho Farm and Home said...

So excited for you, you will love it! Our chickens bring so many blessings to our family...I could never live without them. I live right up the street, so if have any question...just ask. I have a bunch of chicken wrangling info on www.bohofarmandhome.com--this is my arcadia urban farm blog.:)
xo
Caroline

Fishtail Cottage said...

I just got chickens in November - i'm still learning too! xoox

The Willows said...

ha! love it, jen!

boho, thanks so much! if we run into any troubles, we know where to go!

Lylah Ledner said...

Don't feed scratch in the summer if you do at all. It's like candy and it heats them up. Ours love left over steel cut oats, spaghetti, etc. and of course all trimmed greens from our gardens.

Do feed a good layena...we use Purina....avoid corn (most of it's gmo). Keep water fresh. Pet them and hold them....and thank them :-) We even play classical music at times for them and in the summer - we'll use misters and fans.

Let them be naturally. Some folk keep a light on all the time to force egg production....ugh...argh...

Enjoy!

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