Come meet the girls

This will be a very brief post. But it covers some things. First, we moved!! We finally bought a house. Which means our homesteading dreams are coming true.

We bought a modest house on 9600 sq ft, with a huge front porch in a no HOA neighborhood. The front yard will (hopefully) soon be a garden and or hard.

But currently the most exciting thing is…we got chickens!! I bought a coop and supplies off Craigslist. 4 days later a friend (who also moved) offered me his bigger coop and existing flock, which I gladly took in.

The coop we bought is a 4x6x4.

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The coop we ended up inheriting is 4x8x8.

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We adopted two Leghorns and a Rhode Island Red. Then I bought a Black Star and a Columbian Wyandotte.

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Since the. We have added a 2nd Black Star and 2 Ameraucanas.

All the girls seem to be adapting okay. They are cooped at night but free ranged in the yard during the day.

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Look for more poultry related posts as our flock grows in weight and in numbers, as eggs get laid, and as I learn what the heck Ive gotten myself in to.

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1 Response to “Come meet the girls”


  1. 1 MillieMom Fisher December 3, 2013 at 1:31 am

    I have had fresh eggs before that had yolks that were orange in color rather than yellow. These eggs are the most delicious I have ever eaten. It’s like you don’t really know what an egg is supposed to taste like until you eat these. I would like to know what the chickens are fed in order for them to produce these eggs. Do you have any idea? I have looked on the internet but cannot find the answer.


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