We have new pets

About six weeks ago, we took the next logical step on our homesteading journey… okay, logic has nothing to do with it. There’s a distinct lack of that around here sometimes.

Anyway, I picked up 10 chicks. The egg-laying, feathered variety. Although back in my heyday, I could have picked up… I’ll stop, since S is no doubt reading, and I don’t need to remind her of college šŸ™‚

So, we have some Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rock, Australorp, and Easter Eggers (the Americana mutts that lay blue eggs). They grow fast, make a lot of noise, and poop a lot. (Again, we’re talking about chickens, not the kids.)

The coop is currently under construction, and assuming it ever warms up, they should be in their new (outside) home in a couple weeks. Once they start producing, I figure we could get a few dozen eggs a week. I like not having to buy food.

chicks

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One thought on “We have new pets

  1. Not only will you not have to buy the eggs, you CAN’T buy eggs anything like free-range ones from your own chickens. The difference is so astounding that it’s the only reason I tolerate our free-ranging, free-destroying chickens.Watch your gardens (edible and flowers); they’ll scratch up EVERYTHING.

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