Friday, March 23, 2012

What's Up Chicken Butt 03.23.12

(I'm juvenile and the name made me laugh, so it stuck!)

First off, I want to thank everyone for coming here and reading even while my life consists almost entirely of chicken coops and hardwood floor prepping. It's a little overwhelming and hasn't left much time for much else, so I appreciate all my blog friends who still come and check in! I'll keep posting if you keep reading!



Second, the weather has finally warmed up and this weekend it's supposed to be absurdly warm for this time of year (65°F? Nutso, but I'll take it!) and we'll hopefully be making some real progress on the coop. We worked on it today, even -- some more framing and cutting a wall out...

...you know, just getting into the rhythm of coop construction. Watch out, 'cause tomorrow it's on like Donkey Kong... I'm going to go out on a limb and say we'll have a maximum of 2 frustrated cuss-n-walk-offs which will pretty much be a record if we can make it happen. We like to get frustrated around here... I think we've pulled out just as many nails as we've put in. Darn chickens better lay the best eggs ever.

In other poultry-related news, we took the chicks outside on a field trip today, for the first time ever.  They're about 5 weeks old now, and I swear they're getting bigger every. single. day. And I mean that in a "holy crap, stop eating so much!" way, not an "aww, let's treasure these babies before they grow up on us" way.





P.S. Rosie started clucking today, and I about keeled over. Their little chick cheeps are one of the things that help me withstand this ugly feathering teenaged stage... what now?

13 comments:

  1. Damn, grrl! those are the cutest chicken pix I've seen in my whole long life. :)

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  2. I have been following you for a while now and I just love your chicks. When I lived in South Africa I kept chickens and I loved them so yours are bringing back some good memories. Cannot wait to see your coop.

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to the coop being done, too. :)

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  3. I'm sorry, but I feel absolutely COMPELLED to comment on this post just for the sheer genius of its title. It's really kept me entertained with elementary school memories all weekend :)

    Best wishes on YOUR weekend projects :).

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    1. So glad you're a fan of the name, too ;) Guess why? Chicken thigh! Bahaha.

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  4. I love birds, but baby birds can be very ugly, except chickens have very cute babies. Then, those cute chicks get ugly but finally turn into cute, useful chickens. Love your joke, your little guy looks like he is enjoying the chicks.
    Do you realize you have a chicken recipe posted on this site? Is this a subtle warning to those chickens if they DON'T produce? It will be stew, for you, tootle oo?

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    1. These chickens (lucky for them) are not for meat, even though we did get all-purpose breeds... I couldn't serve something that we had named to my family ;) At least that's what I say now. Talk to me in a year, when I'm a master poultry farmer... haha. ha. ha. :)

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  5. I LOVE chickens. We raise them too, and they are the greatest pets. What I really love about chickens, besides the fresh eggs, is their personalities. Enjoy!

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    1. I agree! It's so funny to watch them -- my husband was worried we wouldn't be able to tell them apart as they feathered, but even if we couldn't (which we can, because I'm a mom and notice everything even chicken details), their personalities give them right away. :)

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  6. First, those chickens are so stinkin cute (though I hope that the stinkin part isn't literal, for your sake). Keep posting pics!

    Second, you guys just ridiculously productive. Building a chicken coop while also getting ready for new floors? I'm feeling pretty lazy here, reading blogs with a margarita by my hand :) I need to take your example to heart....

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    1. No smell right now, I've heard the smell is pretty manageable with ventilation and proper bedding techniques. Crossing my fingers! And also, your weekend sounds MUCH better. I'd take margaritas over moving furniture any day of the week!

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  7. Cauuute! I love the photos of the baby chickies. Keep 'em comin'! :-) Maybe your blog will turn into a Chicken Blog. That would be cool. But I would miss your DIY and interior decorating posts. ;-)

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  8. I understand...every time my 5 year old bog says "Guess what" I have to fight the urge to say "Chicken Butt" ;)

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