I have chickens. I’m a chicken mama! I also feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. I have done my research but, I have chickens!
Why do I have chickens? It’s because I have a friend who tends to make things happen. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes not as good. 🤣She’s the kind of friend who will buy you a planner because you say you want to get more organized. And in this case, when I said I wished I had chickens, she showed up with her old chicken coop, hours later. And all the supplies that I would need. Literally, all I needed to buy were the actual chickens.
I have wanted chickens for a long time. Like as long as I can remember long time. I thought it would be neat and the bonus possibility of making a little extra money by selling eggs helps to justify it from a practical angle. But, really, I just wanted to be a chicken mom! And, chickens are cool .
But, still, I let that coop sit in the backyard for months. We talked about the future chickens but didn’t do anything about it. I have to admit that I was a little scared to move forward. I mean, chickens! That’s a farm animal! What am I supposed to do with a farm animal?
But, finally it happened! I can’t even believe it!
There was plenty of researching of breeds and temperaments. And, also just asking my friend. 😁 And after all that researching and asking, my partner in crime (otherwise known as my daughter) and I headed to a farm to buy three buff Orpingtons which all the chicken people agree are perfect starter chickens! We did buy two Orpingtons but also came home with an Ameraucana. Because Lizzie decided we needed one. I think the fact that they lay different colored eggs hooked her. 😊
The point of this is to tell you, whoever you may be, that chickens are so cute; especially 4 week old chickens! This is a next level obsession for me and I’m having so much fun! So let me introduce you to Catherine, Cornelia and Saten! 😍😍😍 (Can you tell which names I picked and which name my anime loving daughter picked?? 😆)
(And free to share chicken raising advice! I have a lot to learn! 😁)