Thursday, October 28, 2010


Some of you may know that we have been interested in raising and keeping chickens for the purpose of eggs. We've been doing our research and think we may be ready to embark on this little (ha) adventure sometime late this winter/early spring. I found out today that the neighboring town from us has a tour of chicken coops (we do tour of homes all the time...tour of chicken coops, why not?) this Saturday. I am excited to not only see the coops but talk to the backyard farmers themselves! You are probably starting to get the image of Harriet the Spy with her secret notebook and magnifying glass. You're not far off base...I'll definitely have my camera along and probably and notebook too. 

Right now, we plan on building a modest little coop for our hens. This will be a great chance to see firsthand how other people went about their chicken housing. We are no carpenters but hey, we have great design skillz and aren't afraid to ask for help. Hopefully we can nudge in the network of chicken farmers in the area and create some new friends too. 

Here are the two kinds of chickens Mandi and I are geared toward getting: 

Buff Orphington-They are friendly, curious, hardy and good egg layers.

Golden Laced Wyandotte-They are docile, hardy and good layers.

Just wanted to share a little poultry enthusiasm with you today!


1 comment:

  1. That sounds so interesting. It will be exciting to watch your progress toward that dream,my only question is...can we play "name the chicken?"