Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Shortest day of the year!

 Woot! Every day will be longer, and I am actually going to appreciate the extra daylight now that I have chickens! I normally get off work at 4pm and get home at 4:15. That leaves me maybe 15 minutes to see the chickens off to bed. I thoroughly enjoy every second I spend with them. I can't wait to have more!

Not sure the ducks feel the same way about us as we feel about them.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Update. Ducks and more CHICKENS!

Haven't updated in a while, because I doubt anyone reads this.. Anyways. Since my last post I've added quite a few new members to the flock.

To summarize it all..

We have...(in order of arrival, even the order we picked them out if it was on the same day)..

Wendy.. My lovely black polish. Wendy is a firecracker. She is spunky and sweet. She loves attention. She loves to talk. She is easy to handle and enjoys perching on my shoulder. Her favourite food is grapes. She caught my eye on my first trip to get chickens because of her obvious crest. I didn't know a chicken could have an afro!

My Feathered Friends

One of the biggest purposes of blogging for me is sharing my challenges and triumphs of living with chickens. I hope I will make some fellow poultry-loving friends!

I'm going to start off stating that Dixie is my favourite. Is that wrong of me? She's the sweetest of the eleven.. She goes out of her way to get my attention, and comes running when she's called. She's made poultry-keeping all that more enjoyable for me. She came to live with us on August 3rd 2011 and gave us the first egg on September 11th 2011! It was perfectly formed (though tiny)..

Winter is Coming TOMORROW.

I am really not looking forward to it. First time the daytime temp will dip to -7. Today it is +7 and rainy.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rain and MORE Rain!

I'm so sick of all this wet weather. My chickens are sick of it too! I miss the summer days.. soaking up the sun.. watching the chickens bathe in the dirt.... Good times...

Friday, October 07, 2011

Backyard Bliss

I have been considering taking up a blog since we made the wonderful decision of acquiring a flock of chickens. I've never imagined how large of a community of chicken bloggers there are out there. Just one more wouldn't hurt, right?
I say WE made a decision.. And by we, I mean my partner and I. We have been together for seven years now, since the age of sixteen. We have a profound love of animals... What lesbian doesn't? Oh I kid.. But really.. They are our furry children until we have ones of our own.

Susan is my wonderful fiance.. The one on the right. I am the mysterious looking one avoiding eye contact.. This is the oldest picture I have.. The beginning of forever in my eyes.

We have been engaged for a while now.. Just trying to find the money to put our commitment on paper.