Sunday, June 12, 2011

Listen. We'll Either Die Free Chickens or We Die Trying. Are Those the Only Choices?

Drek and I are building a chicken coup. I'm very excited. We should have chickens by the end of the month. 

We already have one chicken...sort of. She runs around from one backyard to the next. No one owns her. She's free and doesn't really have a place to call home. I named her Kate. 

A few days ago I discovered Kate had laid two eggs in random places in our yard! Delighted, I decided to make a nesting box for her so she could have a proper place to lay her eggs (and so I could collect those eggs). I also got her some water and some food: 
Voila. A chicken trap. Except I'm not really trying to trap her, I'm just hoping to get some eggs out of her. I'm also hoping that she'll join our little coup as soon as we have one. Maybe she'll be able to call it home.


  1. I don't know what my dad's privacy settings are, but here is his album about his chickens:
    He is so obsessed with them. Haha. But at least he let me paint the coop green and name it Green Gables. =)

  2. Fresh eggs are so amazing! Better than any you buy at the store. Here's a hint, though. You will want to crack them into a bowl or cup one at a time, not directly into a recipe or cooking pan. Sometimes they are not good inside for various reasons. Just thought I'd tell you.

    You will need tight fencing around your chickens or they will also find their way to the neighbors' yards and lay their eggs over there. Good luck with your new venture!


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