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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My sweet chickens

I have always wanted to have chickens. My first experience with chickens was with a sweet girl named La Rosa. I got to "chicken sit" her one summer while in high school. I would walk her out to a large oak tree and tie her up using a lead to the tree. I would then sit and read my book while she searched for bugs and other yummy treats. Since that summer, I always said I wanted my own chickens.

My neighbor got her first chicken about a year ago. Since then, her flock grew and she now has 6 chickens. By watching my neighbors, I realized that I too could have chickens!! My husband who is a police officer wasn't so into the idea. He researched the city ordinances (I don't live in the country) and found that we can have hens!!!! So I am now the proud owner of 3 Wyandottes. They won't be laying any eggs for a couple more months but they are wonderful pets. So this post is all about introducing them to all of you!!

Savannah holding "Momma" Chicken

I call this one "Crazy" chicken. I really hope it isn't a roster!!

This is "Sweetheart" chicken. She always lets you hold her and pet her.

This post is linked to Wordless Wednesday's at 5 Minutes for Mom


  1. First, Savannah's eyes match her dress--love it! Second, you have cute kids and chickens. :0) Yay!!!

  2. Oh, my goodness! I've thought about having chickens, but my husband looked at me like I was a bit crazy. How is the chicken mess?

    Creative and Curious Kids!

  3. Now you've got me wondering about chickens!

    Have a great day!

  4. Oh dang....but those are so precious!!!

    Baby Herons and a Tern Chick is my Saturday post.

    Do come over and say howdy if you can find time in your day!! Your visit will make me a happy camper!!! Have a great weekend.

  5. Wow! You have THREE!!!! :)
    Nice shots.

  6. So nice to meet your chickens! I love fresh eggs and envy you your coming treats! Happy Critter Day!

  7. Savannah is adorable with those big blue eyes, and not afraid of the chicken at all. I think the third one would be my favorite, small and friendly!
    Good for you, getting something you've always wanted. Enjoy!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  8. How cute, it would be cool if they stayed that size.

  9. Good looking chick !! :) Lovely snaps

  10. Oh you and your darlings will have so much fun with chicks! We hatched from an incubator this year and also purchased a variety pack of bantams. They are so entertaining and we love it!

  11. Oh my gosh, I want chickens too. I want a chicken tractor with a couple of hens.....well maybe not this year but now that I have hopped over to your site I can visit and keep up with the little critters. Thanks,

  12. Thanks for the visit to my blog. You have a very unique layout to yours!

    A former nurse colleague of mine was REALLY into chickens; told me that each of her chickens had their own personality, that they could return your affections every bit as much as any other animal, etc, etc. Now my daughter and her husband are into chickens, and they, too, say the same thing. I guess I still have this memory from my childhood of being chased by a rooster, and being pecked at by sitting hens when I tried to get their eggs out from under them. I think I'll just enjoy the hen fruit you all raise...


Thanks so much for your encouraging words!