Yup I did it. We have acquired chickens! Well right now they are more just these little tiny balls of fluff. In ALL honesty this is what WH gets for leaving me unsupervised again. He really should know better.
It all started with some internet research on how to get rid of ticks. That led to a delightful conversation with a gentleman at the local feed store. (I just LOVE feed stores.All sorts of natural goodness and baby animals)Anyways, after we had established that I really am a city girl with some VERY dumb questions we (meaning I ) decided that guinea hens were needed. I ordered 6. These 6 resulted in a phone call to my little builder boys for a chicken coop. I mean they need a home right? From there the direction we went was 6 more chickens. Egg layers. Evidently one of my builder boys comes from a long line of chicken breeding/raising geniuses! It so happens that he is on his way to visit one of these geniuses and they are sending 6 bionic cold weather loving,tick addicted super egg laying chickens home for me! Yeah really need that coop now! So no more little just for summer coop, now we are talking delux insulated condo!
Where do you go from there? Well let me tell you! You get butchering chickens because well why not! This results in an addition to the chicken run with me running out for more chicken wire. This wonderful book, plans for building my own waterers and feeders, and a baby raising cage complete with heat lamp!
And yes I accomplished this all this last week! Its really a good thing WH is coming home Sunday cuz I am thinking cow! Chai is under the belief that I have brought her home some wonderful little snacks.