Thursday, April 1, 2010

Ours Girls are here!!!!

WE HAVE CHICKENS! We've been wanting to get them ever since we moved into our house. They call our ward the "chicken ward". Apparently the previous bishop asked the ward members to do a few things to be better prepared...have a wood stove, a garden, fruit trees and CHICKENS! So we just had to get some so we could fit in. Alan is almost done building their new home, it looks like a mini red barn. I love it, pictures of that when it's done.
We had agreed that 4 chickens would be a good number but when it came down to it I just couldn't resist them. The kids and I brought home 6 chickens, one for each of us. We have 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes named Oreo (Tanner) and Sally (Tate), 2 Barred Rocks named Chickita (Taylor) and Black Mambo (Alan), 2 Buff Orpingtons named Hazel (Tallula) and Henrietta (Karina).
We decided to get month old chicks instead of day old chicks because they're healthier and have a better life expectancy. So they're a little gangly, we joke that we've adopted a bunch of teenagers. Some of them already have very distinct personalities. Not surprisingly Alan's chicken is a trouble maker and riles everyone up. Tanner's is quite the explorer and Lula and mine are sweet and love to be held. Tate's has a little disability (he has a fifth toe). Taylor's comes right to her. We can already tell them all apart and it's starting out to be a great adventure!
By August we'll have 4-6 big brown eggs a day from our little family of chickens, can't wait!


Michelle said...

Yaaaaay! I love it! I can't wait to see them. I love the name Henrietta for a chicken. It just fits. Can't wait to see the chicken barn!

Brenda said...

How fun!

holly said...

fantastic! i can't wait to meet them all!

J & E Hoffmann said...

Cute, I want one! but only while it's little!!! :)