Discovering my inner farm girl

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Putting in my order

Yesterday I went to our local farm store and ordered our girls.  5 Black Australorps and 5 Light Brahmas.  They will be in on March 20th, so I need to get ready for them.  They will live in the garage under a heat lamp for awhile before they can be put outside.  Scott and I have decided to take the old, unused shed from the side of the house and convert it into the coop. Hopefully it doesn't fall apart when we move it.  I will post pics as we work on it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I get to have chickens!!!! I am so excited!!!!!  Yahoo!!!
Fresh eggs here we come.
I am trying to think of some good names.  Eggbert?  Egghead? Henrietta?  Gertrude?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What kind?

I think I have decided what kind of chickens I want, if we can have them.  I will get Black Australorps and Buff Brahmas.  They both have positive feedback from other chicken enthusiasts.   The Black Australorps are said to be friendly, prolific layers, heat and cold tolerant, and some say they are the best if you will have your kids helping you care for them.  The Brahmas are also said to be friendly and tolerant to cold and heat.  They are average egg layers and soft, feather footed chickens.  They both lay brown eggs.  I initially wanted a variety of colors in my egg basket, but more than that I want friendly, easy going chickens that we will love.  That is all I have to scratch out for now.  Love y'all.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In the beginning

Scott and I decided that since we have 2.5 acres we should have some chickens and a little garden.  I called the city we live in to see if we are able to even have chickens and they informed me that we can't, but at the next council meeting they are going to try to get it changed.  If they do, we will be allowed 6 hens.  That's perfect for us!  While I am waiting I will try and get all the info I can on what chickens, coops and etc. are best.    Luckily, I have a momma and a close friend that have chickens and have been successful with them.    Here are two of the coops I would like to build.  I will also have to get some really cute garden boots!