Monday, August 30, 2010

A Weeks Wait...and we have CHICKENS!!!

Our City Council passed the ordinance last week, Tuesday night, to be exact. We are now able to have 6 hens in our yard. This morning, I was able to go to the zoning department and get our permit. We also got a permit to add a little bit of privacy fence around our yard, how nice they gave us a year to get this done!! Jason did last minute things for the coop - added the roosts, some latches, the nesting boxes and did a great job, all today!!! Heavy lifting done by Logan and Morgan ~ what great teamwork!! ;0)

Morgan ~ she would have gotten on the roosts if I would have let her!

Notice her chicken wings, getting a little afternoon snack from the chicken feeder!!

Oh My!! She thinks she is part chicken...

Morgan helped me get the rest of the coop ready for the new arrivals that came along later this evening!!

SO that brings us to this evening, the kids and I hopped in the van and ran to Theisen's for a few last minute things, like feed and oyster shell!! And a few other small things! As soon as we left Theisens, we headed to the place we bought our chickens from a few weeks back that we found on Craigslist. It was a good hour away!! Jason made some holes in a few boxes, so our chickens could safely travel home. We had an exciting ride home in the van with 6 chickens and 4 kids!! The chickens were not caring for thier ride, they were scratching quite a bit, in the boxes. I was a little worried about them getting out of the boxes. The boxes were taped, however, I didn't tape them all the way across the top of the box. We got home right about 8:00pm and it took an hour to get a little feed, water, and the chickens into thier coop. We have no electricity to our coop, although our little LED lanterns lit it up rather well. Well, enough to get a couple pictures anyway!!

The were a bit timid! There are 6 birds, 2 each of Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, and Silver Lace Wyandotte. I will try to get better pictures tomorrow. The majority as you can see went to sleep under the nesting boxes and the one Buff Orpington I put up on the roost, she stayed there while we were out there... not sure where she is now, except I do know they are tightly secure in thier Little Chicken Mansion!!!


At August 31, 2010 at 8:09 PM , Blogger Robin said...

Just got your message - was talking to Jessica.
Oh my - what an adorable set up you have! And what handsome chickens! Are they tame?? Can't wait to see the first little eggs!! You've done a first rate job of it!

At September 5, 2010 at 3:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum, Yum, do they ever look tasty.


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