Pet Chickens

 

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It has been a few days since my last post due to my attention being consumed with our new chickens!! That’s right, hubby and I are now the proud parents to 5 little chickies, in addition to our two pups. So far things have been great! They are really adapting well and as of yesterday they are a week old. How did we get ourselves into this you ask? Well, my father has raised chickens for the last 12 years or so and loves it. This year he was getting a few more hens and asked if we wanted to give it a whirl; heck yea! I’m super excited to watch them grown and have the availability of fresh organic eggs every day.

The question I seem to get the most is, will the eggs hatch creating more chickens? The simple answer is no. We only have hens (females) and without a rooster, just like human anatomy, the egg can not be fertilized. That’s okay though, five will be plenty in our yard and they will fit comfortably in their new chicken coop. I have actually done a lot of research and found that once moved outside (after 6 weeks of age) they can eat just about anything such as fresh fruit, veggies, and even some meats. Having me as a caregiver they will probably be the best fed and most loved chickens on the planet, LOL. Until then, they are living in a 5 gallon storage bin under a cozy heat lamp in my dining room and driving my dogs crazy.

The chicks are growing everyday and starting to develop their own individual personalities. I try to handle them at least once a day so they get used to my scent and learn that I am the one who feeds them. Three of them run away every time I put my hand in the box, one comes up and lets me pet her, while the last one just pecks at my hand, its pretty funny to watch. But all in all, its a fun experience and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.

Check in weekly to get updates on my growing chicks and for super cute pictures!!

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1 Comment

  • Bob A May 17, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    well done, great story

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