Friday, March 9, 2012

Chickens on the Brain

When we got chickens to celebrate our wedding anniversary, I shared the insanity with you. Then we decided we weren't nearly nutty enough and went back to get two more. Because if we go all crazy suburban chicken farmer, we might as well do it full force -- I'm not a fan of doing things halfway.

So now I've got five chickens in my basement. Cheeto, Woodpecker, Lumpy, Rosie and Posie.


You can see in the last photo that they're bigger and are feathering out now; they will flap their surprisingly large wings and try to fly, even. They're in chicken puberty. Teenaged chickens are crazy ugly, guys... and they're about to hit a growth spurt and get all gangly and awkward. It's a good thing they don't get acne and start slamming doors, because I'd be all, "game over, chickens."


We're making slow progress on the coop, but it's still pretty chilly here (it snowed this week even) and Mike works a full-time job (which seriously cramps my style sometimes). Hopefully this weekend we'll get the framing sorted out.

I've been meaning to ask you guys: should I keep my chicken escapades to myself because I'm going through a weird, out-of-character farmer phase? Or are you interested in an occasional post following the coop building process (it is technically DIY and sort of home-related... do chicken homes count?) and watching the chickens grow?

Have a happy weekend! If you need me I'll be over here in my overalls with a pitchfork, herding farm animals.

23 comments:

  1. I don't mind chook related post, we're crazy too, we have four chooks :)

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  2. I like the chicken info! I've never had any & know nothing about them, but our town recently started letting people have them!

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  3. I feel somewhat guilty about my lack of chicken blog posts (not to mention the entire lack of posting on my blog), so please, post about your chickens. We just got a new one and I don't think she even showed up on facebook!

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  4. Love the chickens - 2 homes in my neighborhood (and I live in a real neighborhood, next door neighbors and all!)have them. I'm jealous - keep posting about the chickens!

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  5. I, for one, love the chicken posts. We had ducks in Logan, and I absolutely can't wait to be somewhere that we can have them again. Or, in case we move out into the country, we'll have free range chickens as they help keep the snakes away!

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  6. Please share because my husband and I want to get chickens and i can use all the feedback I can get.

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  7. we are going to have chickens too when we move so I like hte posts and the info!! specially about the coop building process!!!

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  8. Hi, I am going to echo all the previous comments...please keep sharing. We, too, would like to get chickens and the more info (esp. about building the chicken coop), the better! Thanks for sharing. =)

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  9. As a dreamer farmer, I would love to hear and read each and every chicken story!
    Keep up the great blog!

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  10. I rarely comment, but I enjoy the chicken posts...as well as your others! This one had me smiling as you compared the chicks to teenagers!

    Ciao!
    Guerrina in CT

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  11. Please keep the chicken posts coming... we are getting chicks next month and I am learning from you! :)

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  12. You are funny! I don't mind an occasional update on the chickies growth etc...We are weird too..My husband thought it would be special to get me 2 peahens for my Birthday 2 years ago. (I guess I had mentioned liking them at one time,) so he surprised me. Believe me, it was a SURPRISE!! I didn't know what to say, as he and my kids worked for months on KSL.COM finding them. Their names are Fern and Lily. Oh, did I forget to mention, we live in the city.

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  13. Definitely keep on with the chick posts!

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  14. Bring on the chicks. I have been thinking about getting chickens. I'll stay tune and see how it goes with you first.

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  15. Oh heavens, everyone LOVES chicken posts..they are so adorable. You really should check out Karen's chicken blog posts on The Art of Doing Stuff..hilarious. She was right where you are now last year..her coop is fabulous, she built it herself for Norma, Cuddles, Walnut and friends.

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  16. Omg, please bring on the chicken posts! I can't get enough of looking at those little furballs. You are awesome purely for HAVING chickens. I love it.

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  17. Keep em coming! I'd love to hear how its going.

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  18. I'd love to see your chicken-related posts. I'm always looking for new ideas for making my chickens' lives better, and for finding useful things to do with them in the yard and garden. Have fun, and keep the updates coming :)

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  19. I love chickens and if you wanna keep writing about em I'm a gonna keep reading about em. Cheers Frances

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  20. I think the suburban chicken thing is happening everywhere. My good friend has 5 chickens. I swear they are the best tasting eggs EVER! They are a lot of work but the coop is so dang cute - i love it! I hope you post more about this - I think it's cool to see more of this kind of stuff happening in suburbia!

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  21. Keep the chicken posts coming! I think they are great! Makes me want some haha

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  22. I like chicken posts.
    My Grandma had chickens. Her chickens loved to eat spaghetti, it was seriously the funniest thing I've ever seen.

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