Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Progress in the Chicken Department

I'm linking up with "Outdoor Wednesday"
Because what could be more outdoorsy than chickens!!!

I Took The Plunge!

I've ordered my chicks from MyPetChicken.
Being a novice, I didn't realize that I should've ordered earlier for the breeds I wanted so my chicks won't get here till the week of May 21st! They probably won't start laying till late fall!
These are the breeds I got.

2 Buff Orpingtons (brown eggs)

2 Easter Eggers that lay blue or green eggs.

1 Barred PlymouthRock (brown eggs)

And 1 Silver laced Wyandotte. (brown eggs)
6 little chicks in all
Here's praying that they will all be hens!

I'm buying chicken supplies a little at a time since I have till May.
Here's what I got so far. Feeder and waterer, a heat lamp for the brooder that I've got to make yet and a thermometer to make sure the chicks are warm enough.

Steve, a friend of ours who just happens to be a carpenter, is building my coop for me. I decided to put it inside my garage.

This is the progress as of today. The floor is double and is insulated as will the walls be.
Steve has never built a chicken coop before so this will be an interesting journey!
I have provided him with lots of educational material!!
Lucky he's such a good sport and laughs a lot!!
: ))


  1. I can't wait to see those beautiful eggs...my oh my blue brown cream and white...how lovely...always wanted to have some hens...

  2. Shirley, that is so awesome! You won't have to color eggs for Easter!!! They'll be pre-finished for you right out of the pan...I mean hen!...:)JP

  3. What a new endeavor you are embarking. You go girl!
    Joyce M

  4. Lovely to have fresh eggs every day. And the blue and green eggs! How wonderful for Easter...

  5. Oh I am taking the same plunge. We are supposed to get the chicks this week or next. I have nothing yet. but our coop will be way more simple. Our winters are mild so it will be out back. Yours are going to have a wonderful place. Can't wait to see how it turns out. Good luck with the chickens.


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