Friday, March 9, 2012

keeper of the chicks









yes... we got chicks. if you have heard some of my complaining in the past you may be wondering "why more?"(we keep ours completely free range... so.... they poop everywhere and scratch up my flowers). well, we are down to zero chickens at the moment and the truth is, well, i miss them! it's somewhat like childbirth were you forget all the "bad" things. i truly miss seeing chickens, hearing chickens, and especially eating chicken eggs. we are eating eggs right now, but even the "free range", "organically fed" eggs from the store don't even come close to the rich flavor and deep yellow color of our eggs.

eislee has taken a special liking to this batch. maiko and layla have seen enough chicks and the rule of washing your hands every time you touch them is enough to keep them somewhat disinterested. ollie is too small to reach the box... so she doesn't really even notice that they're there. but eislee... she is constantly watching them... she doesn't really like to hold them that much.... but she loves to watch.

i am really excited about our new flock. we are experienced enough to actually know what we want this time. we plan to get a few chicks every other week until we have about ten or twelve chickens. we should end up with two or three chickens of about five or six different breeds. a beautiful assortment of sizes and colors in the chickens.... and for the eggs... if all goes well... we should end up with various browns, some green, and some deep chocolate brown (yes, yes, yes!). i can't tell you how fun it is to collect colored eggs. it's kind of like an easter egg hunt every day... so fun. yes, i am very excited. oh, and you know what else all this constant chick chaos means? lots of baby chick photos for you... whether you want them or not.... hope you want them.

happy friday friends! see you soon.




6 comments:

Pigeon's Mom said...

we had a chicken coop for a few years when i was little and the best part was getting o keep that new cardboard box of chicks in the kitchen for a while! great memories!

amanda said...

How cute!! I would love to have little chicks!! Can't wait for all the pictures!:)

jenny said...

they are great memories :) such cute little things! there's a chance we will have some chicks in june amanda :) and i will do my best to get up some more pics asap... man, spring break has been busy!!

amanda said...

Peyton would love to hold/pet some baby chicks!!

amanda said...

Peyton is very concerned about the whereabouts of the baby chicks mommy :)

jenny said...

aaawww :) what a sweetheart!

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