Posts Tagged ‘chickens’

How to Spoil a Pet Chicken

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

You may remember our Candyland playing, stock watching chicken, Chirp, whose mom tried to ‘get rid of him’ shortly after he hatched.

He’s doing fine and after spending the first 10 weeks of his life in the house he is adjusting to life outside with, of all things, chickens.

He still likes to follow us around, and he stands at the back door to come in when he’s out of the coop, but he has made a chicken friend.

And in case of terrible rain like we had recently,  Alexandra guilts me into bringing him inside to hang out in the garage with the rabbits till the storm passes.

The other chickens are jealous.

Homemade Chicken Coop

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

We are so excited we finally got our chicken coop done! 

And getting so excited about building a chicken coop means we are 1.  Getting old  2.  Need more friends/hobbies or both  3.  Are a little odd  or 4.  All of the above.

We are proud that we built the entire thing for free, with stuff we had laying around the garage (yes, we do have alot of junk stuff laying around our home).  The base for the coop began its life as a potting table my dad made for me a few years ago that I didn’t use anymore.  The vinyl flooring is for easy cleaning and was leftover from our addition last year.

We’re starting with just three chickens.  Peep Peep the rooster and Golden Star and Golden Splash the girls (Peep, Star and Splash for short in case I’m lonely and need to be out there talking to a bunch of chickens by name).  We figure we’ll hatch a few more in the spring to get the whole egg to chick education.