Chicken Christmas Wish List

Chicken Christmas Wish List

My girls gave me their Christmas wish list yesterday. Besides the typical “more carrot peel treats” and “longer free range hours in the yard,” they had an item on there that seems rather outlandish for 3 simple backyard hens:

Yep, it’s the Neiman-Marcus Heritage Hen House.

For only $100,000 (not including delivery), you get a posh, French-style chicken condo, inspired by the Versailles Palace, complete with a library full of books, a chandelier and a custom-built garden.

Poor Starr, Honey and Dorie have to make do with these simple digs in their Florida backyard:

Oh well. Even chickens have dreams of Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, I guess.

Keep dreaming, girls!!

WE GOT EGGS!!

WE GOT EGGS!!

This is so exciting! Not sure who’s more thrilled … the 5-year-old or me!

Starr, Dorie & Honey

Our girls are 4 months old. I knew they were close by the “squatting” when we get close and the extra squawking. They’ve been super-friendly — wanting to be near us when they’re out of the coop rather than celebrate their indepen- dence and flutter away.

So as I checked their coop yesterday around noon, there were two beauties someone had left for us:   Continue reading

We Bought A Zoo!

We Bought A Zoo!

Well, not really. Although we did love the movie!

But we did buy chickens. Tiny, fuzzy, cute, peeping little baby chickens. Three of them. That was about four months ago.

Left to right: Honey, Starr, Dorie

Now they are somewhat moody, broody, squawking, anxious pooping machines who are (I think!) getting ready to start laying eggs. Continue reading