Farm Animals, Simple Living

The scoop on the coop: A Busy May Update

We have a lot going on this month, school is almost out for the summer and will be out for good for my husband’s daughter Kaitlyn. It really seems like she was just five years old and now she’s graduating high school! We have both kids awards days to attend along with a shower and wedding which I’m not sure we will be able to make it to. Oh and graduation dinner! Either way it’s way more on my plate than I’m use to event wise. So I’m squeezing in an update here because I don’t think I will get much else accomplished this month. 

The scoop on the coop: 

Our chickens have been outside for a few days now. At first I felt all worried like I was their mother hen or something. But they are doing so great and I’ve found that their favorite snacks are wild strawberries! My two favorites are the barred rocks they are very sweet birds. And the two brown which I believe are Rhode Island Reds are really mean and peck a lot! I hope they will calm down as they mature. 

 I’m not 100% sure on the sexes but it does seem like we have one rooster which I’ve named Elvis. If he turns out to be a girl it will surprise me since he has the largest comb and wattle!

This is Elvis right before we moved them outside. 

Here are a few pics of our temporary coop!

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A Special Delivery!


We had been talking about making the title design for our blog with a chicken, I was bummed at the thought though because we didn’t even have chickens yet, then this evening my son and husband came home from the bus stop with a small box that made little peeping sounds!!! Six tiny baby chicks are now going to be apart of our family!

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They were gifted to us by my Mother and Father in law, who are wanting to help us get started. We are going into this with basically no experience but thank the Lord for the Internet and advice from family and friends. I’m so excited to finally get started with animal keeping! I have loved farm animals since I was a little girl. I use to have stickers of cow, sheep, and chickens and loved playing Harvest Moon on Gameboy, which was about the closest I’ve come to keeping animals, besides a cat or dog. It does make me nervous not knowing what I’m doing but at the same time it’s also exciting and I hope to work toward more animals in the next few years, but for now, our plans are raising chickens and a hog. We also have two black ducklings coming! I’m not exactly sure why my husband wanted them, but I think we will love having them around here either way!

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I have no clue what kind of chicks these are so if anyone knows please leave me a comment! This is what the box said…

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I read that straight run means un-sexed 50/50 chance hen or rooster so I guess we will have to wait and see! Either way, they are here and we love them already!

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