Monday, April 01, 2013
A is for ADVENTURE!
We got the good news on Wednesday. The Chicken Law passed!!! We've been working for almost a year now on getting chickens for our backyard, but until Wednesday, it wasn't legal.
So of course, we took the first available opportunity to get CHICKENS!!
I have to admit that I'm still mostly a city girl at heart, and I'm still squeamish about things, especially when it comes to cleaning their vents (in lay terms, this means unclogging their poop holes). I know, GROSS!
But the more I research the value of urban homesteading, keeping chickens, and all that stuff, the more I'm convinced it's an important activity for our family. We're going to have fresh eggs without all the yucky additives, and some really cute pets.
It's an adventure! Or at least that's how I'm going to choose to look at it, since this adventure involves an awful lot of poop.
(Have I mentioned how much I hate poop?)
But even this poop-hater has to admit that these little babies are awful cute. Our flock includes: Gwendolyn, a Salmon Faverolle; Lacy, a Gold Laced Wyandotte; Nyssa, a Black Australorp; and Matilda, a Speckled Sussex.
Hubby even installed a chicken cam in their pen so we can watch them and not disturb them. He calls it our Peep Show. We are having a ridiculously fun time sitting around watching our little chicks. It's better than cable! Gwendolyn (my little cutie) is a real pistol and she's so fun to watch!
Do you have chickens? What's been the best part of raising chickens for you? Any advice for newbies like us just starting out?