Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Chickens Have Landed

4 Barred Rocks, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and one Rhode Island Red. They aren't baby-baby chicks, but still very small and chirpy. I've made a pretty clever temporary feeder for them from a plastic bowl and a cut-up macaroni box, but I'm stumped for making a waterer. Might have to run over to the pet store. Now we have to finish the coop!

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

You are awe inspiring. I've wanted chickens for so long - so I am going to covet, covet, covet.

Good job!

Lee said...

I'm so jealous! When this China gig is over, I swear we're going survivalist all the way. Well, maybe not all the way...

Ken said...

Why the variety? Just because?

colleeeen said...

They were out of Ameracaunas, which are a very popular backyard breed. So I asked for 4 barred & 4 buff. The chicken dude was trying to catch one last buff but it was taking a while. So since I was at the store with Eli and 2 nephews and they were a bit out of hand I just told him to catch whatever he could and we'd take it. So 1 Rhode!

Stephanie said...

We'll be at Disneyland on Friday!! Let me know if you want to meet for lunch somewhere!

Hope to see you there.

-Steph

Anonymous said...

Colleen, I am jealous. I would love to have my own chickens, but would have to supply them with a heated henhouse because of our climate in the winter. What I would save on egg costs would be eaten up by the energy costs to heat the henhouse. So, I am sticking to the free range organic eggs that come from the store for now. So, you definitely are a lucky woman to have chickens! Fresh eggs can't be beat.

Trisha