It's proving a little more time consuming then we thought
The hubz is a stickler for good quality work
Which I'm sure my chubby little cluckers will appreciate
I <3<3 these chicks .. they have huge personalities so far ...one of them still has a giant fat naked rump .. I'm not sure why .. I like to grab her and squeeze her like a stress ball .. she seems to be ok with it
even running over when she See's me coming .
I love how she (Cucco) will literally lay in front of the feed dish for hours nibbling
My other Fav McNuggets watches me . If she is in her box she peeks at me through the little window I cut for her , and if I sit in the grass she will come and hop in my lap
After we did our new morning chores Constantine and I decided to take his Chicken " Spot" for a Walk in the Grass. Let's just say Spot was like a dog with a bone .. he had a good time pecking around .
They had a good time playing with toys , follow the leader and even a funny game of hide and go seek . I think atleast 4 of our birds are ready to go outside atleast on warm days . Spot didn't seem to happy to go back to the box...an escape attempt came a few min later .
We took the baby to a small farm where he was able to get REALLY close to a giant turkey and his women folk . He was so excited he got to hold some baby chicks . We looked at thier Chickens of all types as well as some African Guineas and quail . Pretty fun trip he called his chicken adventure . We picked a cpl black Silkies ,3 Rhode Island Reds , 4 New Hampshire reds and a buff
We don't know if there are any roosters yet , but they assured us we can trade back any males for females . Any they will also let us bring eggs when we like and they will incubate and hatch them for us (keeping 20% of the chicks to recover electricity& food ) since we don't want roosters
Part one ...Excavating and rough ideas-planning stage
We're a pretty "normal"* Family of 5 . After much thought we've decided to give up the life of fast food convenience and complaining about high food costs as well as dangerous foods and take control over what goes into our bellies .
We have done veggie gardens off and on since 07 mostly for summer salads and fresh herbs . This year we have set the lofty goal of being 99% self sufficient by 2012 or sooner with a 50% raw diet .
for the last 2 weeks The hubz and I have worked on excavating a terrace garden and clearing the space for a 10-15 chicken hen house , a tilapia pond , a micro green house for back Deck wheatgrass and possibly a rabbit hutch .
Don't get me wrong, We are not pit-hair braiding hippies or anything but with the way the world is going , this is the only smart option we can think of to always be prepared.