Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Life With Chickens


So, as you are well aware from the pictures I have posted over the last week, our chickens have arrived on our little homestead and we couldn’t be happier.


It took awhile for these lovely little chicks to find our home. We should have had them about a month ago. They were being hatched in a kindergarten class, were suppose to stay for a week and them come on home to us. Unfortunately there was a little misunderstanding and the chicks were sent home with someone else. To say we were a little heartbroken would be an understatement.

Lucky for us the farmer was handing off another set of eggs to another kindergarten class to be hatched and she informed us that without a doubt these ones would be ours. So, we sat back and waited. It was hard, especially for Reece. 

I am happy to say the lovely little chicks have been with us for ten days now and it is totally amazing!  

Each one has its own little personality. Both Justin and Reece have picked their favourites and I just love them all. We are still working on their coop, which should be ready by the weekend. For now they are living in a Rubbermaid container, inside a dog crate in our little cottage in the backyard. It is the perfect place for them for now.








You can bet there will be a few more chicken posts over the summer as we settle into this new adventure. 

30 comments:

  1. They're so funny. I know Reece is enjoying his little flock.

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    1. Oh he is!!! Can't wait to see them in the morning and saying good night is the last thing he does before bed. He loves them!

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  2. I think I would like to own chickens. Not now but someday :)

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  3. they sure are cute! i remember when our ducks lived inside in a big bin-- they are just so fun to watch!!

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    1. Ducks, how fun! We were actually going to get four baby ducks to go along with this flock, but decided eight chicks was enough to start. Maybe next year...

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  4. Oh, we've wanted chickens for a while now. LOVE your pics, they made me laugh!! Thanks for posting :D

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  5. Swoon...they are adorable. I bet you guys are enjoying them.

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  6. Can't wait for more chicken posts! I'm sure Reece is having a blast with his new fluffy friends!! My youngest son's class watched chickens hatch in his class this year~ so fun for they all.

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    1. There will be plenty Kelly :) Reece is having a great time with them, and before him the kindergarten class really enjoyed their time with them. Picking them up was hard as they all said good bye.

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  7. wow they look like they've gotten quite a bit bigger! so cute!

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    1. They have! We are amazed at how fast they grow, seems like every morning we go out and they are bigger.

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  8. Since you are vegan will you be eating the eggs? I really love they way they look out the window. I love telling Sofia how we will one day have chickens when we're in our own home. I can't wait to see your little birds get bigger and bigger.

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    1. We are vegetarian, not vegan. We eat eggs, only from our farmer, and soon, only our eggs. We also eat honey, local only. Other than that we are a plant based family :)

      I will keep sharing pictures as they grow, it is all so exciting!

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  9. Look at those cuties! Great photos on the window! Can't wait to see more.

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    1. Thanks Gretchen and you can bet there will be more :)

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  10. You must have been so disappointed the first time.

    These chicks are gorgeous. Love all the photos, but especially the one with the chick looking out the window. So cute. xxoo

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    1. We were, but so happy to have these little ones with us now.

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  11. They are so cute! Such a wonderful addition.

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  12. Oh my gosh! What wonderful photographs! Your chickens are unbelievable cute! Your son must be enjoying all his new 'playmates'!

    Can't wait to see how they grow!

    ~Kelly

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    1. Thanks Kelly. Reece is loving every minute of it. Seeing the chicks is the first thing he wants to do in the morning and the last thing at night.

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  13. How wonderful and what a great experience for Reece to witness! Love the chicken posts.

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  14. How Fun!! Love the pictures.

    P.S. Thank you for your comments. I always appreciate them. :)

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    1. Thanks Taryn. And you are most welcome, I love visiting your blog :)

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  15. Jealous! Such little cuties (the chickens and Reece too!).

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