Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost

After a snow day delay, we picked up our chicks today! We have three Ameraucanas and three Barred Plymouth Rocks. Word on the street is we may get a mystery chick from a classroom hatching project but we'll confirm that if it comes through.

The chicks are happily chirping in this low rent brooder I constructed in the family room.

Quite a lovely addition, don't you think?

I'm not sure how long this will be gracing our interior but not more than a few months, I think.

Both Maggie and E were excited to hold and pet the chicks. Eion was a bit skittish about picking them up, but Maggie got right in there and made sure she gave each and every one some love.

Our urban farming adventure commences!


  1. a friend of mine who has chickens at her house out in the county brought me a dozen one time as a surprise. I was AMAZED at how yellow the scrambled eggs were! Technicolor yellow! .

    1. Hopefully, we'll have plenty to share!