Thursday, October 1, 2015

Chickens in Our Backyard!

I thought I'd share some pics of our new adventure...chickens! Our town finally passed an ordinance that would allow us to have up to six chickens and/or rabbits within the city limits. We live in a farming community of 1200 people, and we couldn't have them in town. Go figure. Even Denver and Colorado Springs allowed chickens. But that is a story for another day.

My dad had already given us a chicken coop he made. Talk about a handy-dandy thing. He even had a scale model of it, and has drawn out plans for it if anyone wants to build one. Our coop will be mobile so we can move it around anywhere in the yard. Can you say weed control?!

Today he brought down the chicken run which you will see him and Sunny putting together. There are just a couple more adjustments to make. We have to get it inspected by the Code-Enforcement Officer who will sign off on it, and then it'll be all set for the ladies. No roosters allowed.

My dad and I along with Ajack's tail.

After the coop and run were all set up, we went to the restaurant where our daughter Chelsie, works. Mexican food day. Yum! Here she is serving our lunch.

My dad ordered the Green Chili Slopper. I don't know if you all have Sloppers in your neck of the woods, but it's quite a big deal here. I think Guy with Diners, Drive-ins and Dives did a show on a Slopper contest in the city 35 miles west of us. It's basically a open-faced hamburger with green chili poured over the top along with the fixins and served with smothered fries. It's not my favorite as I'm not big on soggy bread. Dad loved it!

Have you ever had a waitress eat off your plate? While her sister is in the ladies room, Chels decides to help herself to some of Grace's food. Just another thing you can get away with in a dinky town I guess!

Hopefully we'll have everything ready for our chickens in the next couple of weeks. I'm so excited!

It's All Good!



  1. Our rabbit had a huge cage and now she's gone, so my husband said it would make a great chicken coop. However, all I can picture is me chasing after some chicken and it just "ain't" happening! What else can I put in there? :)

  2. Great pics and wonderful family time. Love small towns!

  3. I had never heard of sloppers. I didn't think I could handle green chili.

    I think my husband would love to keep chickens but we've never looked into it. I do love fresh eggs but don't think I'd like cleaning out the chicken coop....but maybe one day, we'll give it a try. Your set-up looks great!

  4. I never heard of sloppers, I bet my hubby would like it.
    Small towns are the best!

  5. Your dad is pretty clever (I'm sure you've heard of the basement cover he made for us to stop the flooding in our basement)..we are THINKING of getting chickens in the future too.

  6. I love Mexican food and that will be so exciting having your own chickens. I'm thinking fresh eggs for breakfast.

    I'm glad I found your blog today. I really enjoyed the visit. Have a great week... :)

  7. We've had a total of 17 hens over the years. We're done to 8 mostly old girls now...and 2 ducks. Although I have no plans to get more hens in the future, it's been wonderful having them. Each chicken has her own personality and they can be quite social. We had a hen that would peck at the back door (during free range), watching a snack from the kitchen...She would walk right now, want to be picked up, and waited for a nibble of something. Oh, I miss her!

  8. Chickens are so fun. Enjoy...and we'll come and meet your chicks sometime.


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