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.