Just us chickens

Anders and chicky.

We’ve been talking about it for years and we finally did it. We got chickens! They are the cutest little things, and by midsummer they’ll be laying delicious, nutritious eggs for us to eat.

I see a lot of photos of chickens on Facebook and Instagram, and while I like seeing them, I never quite got why people take so many pictures of their chickens. Now I do. They are ridiculously cute and photogenic.

They get to live in the house until June, when the weather is consistently warm, then they’ll spend the rest of their lives in the yet-to-be-built coop and run in our yard. They are already outgrowing the bin we started them in. Next stop will be a wading pool in the basement with some sort fence around it.

I won’t make you look at too many photos of these cuties, but here are a few.

Chickens at the store, just waiting for us to take them home.

Our seven chickens in their new home.

One of our barred rock chicks.

Rhode Island red chick.

Mr. Finklestein loves the chicks.

5 thoughts on “Just us chickens

  1. Debi

    We house sat this summer for a family with chickens. I could not believe how much fun they were. And the boys were fearless with them. The eggs were like icing on the cake. Enjoy!

  2. Mel Post author

    @Brynn- I’d love to have bees, too. No room here for them, though.

    @Debi- Everyone is always saying how much fun having chickens is, and how relaxing they are to watch. So far, that’s true!

  3. Noelle

    I bet the boys are having fun with them. Love fresh eggs! There’s nothing better than knowing for sure exactly what you’re eating. I am tempted at times to get chickens and to see how long we can keep them before someone reports us to the city. We have cows and sheep, 3 houses down yet we are not zoned for chickens 🙁

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