Wednesday, July 22, 2009

the chicken report

I figured it was time for a little update on our chickens. I'm pleased to report that the ladies are doing well and seem quite happy in their home. We did lose one, but it's a mystery as to why. My husband treats the chickens like queens, giving them organic feed and only the best table scraps. He's meticulous about cleaning the coop and spends way too much time fixing things up (hello, the house WE live in needs some TLC too!). Anywho, I think they adore him, but they're kind of surly with me. Basically, I can't even think of wearing sandals out there, because they peck at my toes, which freaks me out. No eggs yet! Should be soon though. I check all the time and can't wait until they're producing breakfast for me. You'll be the first to know when they do.

13 comments:

Jackie said...

Well, you know how girls can be...our neighbor behind us has chickens (and a rooster who never knows what time it is because he crows ALL day) - their eggs are beautiful, though - wonderful colors!

Lee Beth said...

Oh my! They peck feet? Well that doesn't sound too cool. Good luck with getting the hubby around the house more often. :)

Simply Mel said...

All the pecking will be worth it when you are indulging in those delicious eggs!

Love that your hubby takes such good care of them...very sweet!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh I love me some chickens. I sure wouldn't want them pecking at my feet though...I don't blame you:)

knack said...

this is so cool!

some friends of mine just got a bunch of chickens not too long ago and they will lay turquoise and green and brown eggs........ I think cracking turquoise eggs for baking cakes and cookies would be so fantastic:)

The Consummate Hostess said...

This is too funny, my husband is dying to get some chickens but I am a bit hesitant. I am going to show him your post! I love that your husband treats them like queens, very cute!

donna baker said...

I raised chickens for many years. Arucannas lay the pastel eggs and your biddies' legs will change colors when they start laying. The first eggs will be small. They love to hide them. Did you notice that each chicken has a different personality?

C-re said...

I'm sitting here listening as our rooster crows as I read your blog. I didn't want a rooster when I bought my babies in April but alas, the one I chose personally...a rooster. And now I love him! Love the crowing when I leave in the mornings! They're much happier in their new coop. :o)

What are the speckled ones? Arucannas? I have 1. My tiny girl SweetPea (the only girl I named). She's a sweetie. My others are just black and kinda crazy but she's so calm!

I can't believe I love having chickens. Never dreamed it.

farmhouse wares said...

Raising chickens is so much fun--mainly because they make me laugh. Donna, I love watching their different personalities. I also love the rhythm of their life. They are like clock-work-- when it comes to going to bed they all march inside single-file. C-re, too funny that your rooster can't tell time. I was secretly hoping we had a rooster in the lot. BTW the black and white ones are Plymouth Rocks. They are beautiful.

Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Chicken Envy

You chickens are ADORABLE. I want some so bad. We are slowly putting in an apple orchard..the sad truth is that I'll probably have to wait till January cause the apples I want are from Apples of Antiquity... 30 minutes from me in Paso Robles. And he only does bare root. So far, I have a Seek-No-Further and a Pumpkin Russet. Next...chickens!
Best,
Kary

Diann said...

I'm just starting to do research about keeping chickens....my husband suddenly agreed after many years. His family thinks we live on a farm because we have a dog and a cat! Hopefully next Spring will be our start-up. Would love to try beekeeping,too.

Farmgirl Susan said...

Your hens are beautiful! And so well behaved - love the orderly march into their classy coop. Did you ever decide what to call it? Two of our hens hatched out 8 happy chicks this spring, and (chicken feet crossed!) it looks like there are only one or two roosters in the bunch. Yay! :)

flax and spindle said...

I want chickens so bad!!