Ummm yes, you are reading that correctly! We got chickens. Well technically we’ve had them, but they’ve never made an official appearance on the blog or Instagram for that matter. You may remember in my previous post I mentioned we made an addition to our family, and by addition I mean 5 tiny, fluffy, cuddly chickens. We always talked about having chickens, but I never thought we would actually take the plunge, but after having them for a few months I’m kicking myself for not doing this sooner. And we haven’t even made it to the egg laying phase yet!
Earlier this spring our sons 1st grade class incubated eggs. The baby chicks hatched just before spring break, and each of the children got to bring home baby chicks. With a signed note of consent from their parents of course. My parents have chickens, so we agreed to let him bring some home with the intent that once they were big enough we would bring them to grandma and grandpa’s house.
Well by dinner time that night we were making plans to keep them, and add to the 3 he brought home from school. To say we were in love, was an understatement. And don’t even get me started on how over the moon the kids were!!
Raising baby chickens is like having a goldfish or a hamster. You feed them, you clean their cage, and that’s about it. Our kids took turns making sure each one was held everyday so that when they became adults they would be friendly chickens. By that weekend we added a few more baby chicks to our bunch, because we figured if we were going to have them, we might as well go all in.
Then this started to happen. This sweet little white chicky started growing a mohawk. I’m not gonna lie at first we thought it was a rooster, and at the same point loved his/her little flat top! It was seriously the cutest thing ever. While as she grew we confirmed she is in fact a “she” and not a rooster, and has the loveliest head of feathers you have ever seen. She’s quite hysterical, and we all go crazy over her. To say she’s the house favorite may be an understatement. One of their favorite spots to hang out happens to be on our porch. They go for the wicker chairs every time, and sit and watch the cars pass by.
The chickens are almost 4 months old now and loving life. We are almost done building chateau de’ chickens, or the cutest chicken coop you’ve ever seen. I will be sure to share it with you once were finished, in the meantime the chickens are loving life, free ranging in our yard, and eating all the bugs they desire.
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