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.