for awhile now, we’ve been trying to feed our kids better stuff. shop local. blah blah. and then, one fateful day, the topic of getting our own chickens came up. after much research (mostly by derek), we dove in.
but, now, they run away and eye me cautiously when i try to catch them or get pics. you can see that they are even growing some wing feathers already. they can flutter about the box a bit. we’ll need a little screen on the top before we know it.
derek is working on the coop today. he just rented an auger to dig the holes, only to return home and discover a yellow jacket infestation in the spot where we are planning the coop. so, time is ticking on the auger rental and he is outside (in the hot sticky humid weather) trying to hunt down the nest so he can get to work.
oh, and to anyone who likes to know such things, we have:
Barred Plymouth Rock
White Plymouth Rock
Partridge Plymouth Rock
Rhode Island Red