Sunday, July 25, 2010

They Have Arrived!

After our matinee performance we headed over to our friend's house to pick up our new chicks. We have 7 total. One Bantam and 6 Game Hens. Grace is thrilled.
It was down to the wire for hubby to get the roof on it and finished. Still a few finishing touches but pretty much done. The best part is the only items we had to purchase to build was one roll of wire for 35.00 and some nails. Everything else was free - wood, steel roof, wire we already had from bunny's cage, all the extra hardware. My husband is excellent at repurposing things that he picks up from various places. The supplies for the chicks (waterers, feeders, feed, and grit) only came to 27.00.

Now we just need to clean the back yard up. It has had many purposes over the years. For the first four years the dogs were in this area, then for three summers we had an above ground pool, then it was just left to grow weeds, etc. Now it is home to our first flock of chickens. We hope this next Spring to put in a huge pond in the front yard and maybe raise catfish.


4 comments:

Alex said...

How exciting!

All American x5 said...

You will have so much fun with these chickens!

Spend lots of time with them and they will show you their different personalities and their fun antics!

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Chris said...

We hope to raise chicks in an incubator next spring and then donate them to a farm.