Chickens! Round two. Their first couple weeks on the homestead.


Chickens, Chickens everybody loves chickens. My wife especially. This woman goes so far as to hint to me that “It would be nice to have a house chicken.” She drops me other ‘hints’ on my Facebook page including links to purchase chicken diapers and practical uses for chickens in the house. I love all animals, but I don’t love them that much. These birds are cute when they first hatch, but they get messy and chaotic REAL QUICK. Not that they are hard to manage, because they’re not, but they are not the type of pet that stays indoors, in my humble opinion. IMG_0455

We bought them from Grace brothers in Cleveland. We have been going there for a couple years now and we love the people that work there and the small shop is geared toward selling city homestead local items – which we are all about. They don’t cost much only a couple bucks each, I mean like 3 or 4 bucks, so its easy to get carried away and get a dozen little peepers right off the bat. As always we got several different varieties. I think the count is: 1 Buff Orpington, 2 Barred Rock, 2 Delaware, 2 Easter eggers, 1 Golden Buff Orpington. So we will have white, brown and blue eggs. IMG_0457

Our previous chickens were dear to us, but when we moved out to the country here in Newbury, we had to let someone else take care of them since there was no coop built at the new house and we had to tear down the old coop at the old house to get it ready to sell. So we had a friend of a friend watch the, down in Lodi. We decided not to take them back as the person who was watching them loved them so much and they she had said they had gotten quite used to their surroundings. So fast forward to two weeks ago, My wife finally broke me down enough to go and get the new temporary juvenile coop and the chicks. IMG_0462

For right now they are safe and warm in the tote while it warms up enough outside for them. Enjoy the video below. Like and subscribe if you wish to.