Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I did something today that I have wanted to do for the past couple of years.

It was completely on a whim....the only way this ever would have managed to happen. A couple years ago a friend of mine told me I just needed to jump in and plan it out later....today the opportunity presented itself, and I jumped in.

I have 7 noisy chicks living in a dog crate in my house for a few weeks. The kids are beyond themselves with excitement and Im pretty excited too! After getting them I realized that our potting shed would be a perfect chicken run..already chicken wired on 2 sides, has a solid roof...enough room for a coop, and has a door. I just need to wire the one side...and thanks to a gift from my mom a couple years back...I already have chicken wire.
This should be interesting.


Rachel said...

Cute cute cute!!

I can't say I'm an experienced chicken owner (yet) but our 24 week old birds are really simple to take care of and are already like pets. We are expecting eggs any day now!

Amy said...

I am so happy for you Alana!
What kinds do you have there? I am guessing Austrolorp, White Rock, RIR or production Reds or Golden Comets.
Have fun with your little babies!

Alana said...

Good to know Rachel...thus far they have been a lot easier to care for than I expected.

Amy...I have no idea! I "think" the sign said Austroplorp, black and red sex linked...and then I picked up a couple of Aracaunas at another feed store.

I cant wait till they are big enough to put outside...they smell and Im being obsessive about cleaning their cage.