Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Up with the Chickens

I am so excited that we finally got our chickens about 5 weeks ago!

I wrote back in September about getting the coop ready (You can read about it here)

I am having a ball raising chickens. They are 9 months and their names are Millie, Dorcas, Eliza, Sarah, Martha and Alice. Do you recognize these names from an old musical? Actually I just call them my chickies. Corny I know.

They hadn't started laying yet, and being winter time we didn't know when to expect them to begin. My friend whom we bought the chickens from had told me at church last Sunday that she had gotten her first egg. So after church I decided to go out and check for the fun of it, and lo and behold ONE egg. I know this is going to sound crazy, but I could not believe how excited we all were. I yelled across the yard for Grace, who was in the house. She came running out. You would've thought we won the lottery!

Isn't it pretty. I will never buy a store-bought egg again if I can help it. There is no comparison.

We are excited to be one step closer to becoming more self-sufficient.

There are several things I want to learn how to make in the near future. We are able to buy fresh cow's milk from a friend, so butter, yogurt, cheese and kefir are on the list. Homemade sour dough bread is another.

I guess I'm becoming like Laura Ingalls!

It's All Good!



  1. Your first egg! That's so exciting and it looks delicious... :)

  2. How lucky you are to have chickens. We have just had to rehome our chooks and our rooster Chester and we're very sad about it. We had names for our chooks too. lol
    Cheers, Anita.

  3. I am sooooo jealous! My aunt raised them when I was a kid and I spent a lot of time in the coop with them. What fun!

  4. You are right, it is all good. I would have been excited too!

  5. Hello, I'm visiting from Linda's blog. You are so fortunate to have chickies!! I live in town and we can't have chickens, but I would love to have a couple of hens to name Lucy and Ethel !! Enjoyed my visit, see you again soon.

  6. Hooray for the first egg! You are doing good.


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