Monday, October 10, 2011

Houston, The Chickens have landed!

Oh my! We’ve been working pretty hard to get the last details on the coop before getting some chickens.
Saturday we worked and got the wood painted and the chicken wire on …well, all except the top.  We broke our staple gun.  Had to reschedule the chicken pick up until that was finished.
Then, today we finally got the top on and went and picked up our Lil’ girls!  They are free- to a good home – chickens.  There are just two.  I’m hoping they aren’t past their egg laying prime, as they are a couple of years old.
Either way, they will eat GRASSHOPPERS!  You know how important that is to me. YES!  I’ve already seen them in action.  They will fertilize.  I also read, that the Older Hens will teach the Younger hens …how to be good hens!  {smile}   
I’m not even sure what type of chickens these are; today was the first day I saw them and I’ve been sort of busy.  So I’ve not done any research.  Maybe one of you …my very smart readers may know?
So here they are… The Girls- 10-10-11 009
The Girls- 10-10-11 003
and Jayne.
The yellow one was already named Audrey and the black  (blue-ish green with orangey neck feathers) one’s name couldn’t be remembered.  I was told the kids had named them.  Mom fed them…and she didn’t remember the names. Anyway… I figured since they wandered in the MEADOW there at their previous home.  I would name the ‘black’ one Jayne.  You know…
Audrey and Jayne Meadows…he he he.
We also got a number for someone who is selling chickens locally.  So we may be introducing more chickens in a few weeks.  If the nice weather holds out.
I don’t want to mix ‘em up to quickly with other chickens. I want us all to get along first.
I did get to pick them up this afternoon after they’d been in the pen a while. But they were nervous when I held them. 
So was I.
That’s it…my two chickens. 
I’m smiling.  Can you tell?
God Bless you and thanks for reading.


3rnigerians said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. It's been years since I had hens. but I sure miss them. Like kids, they have such unique and fun personalities. I hope to see more pictures soon.

Green Bean said...

Yeah! New chickens are always fun. Buff orpington? Cannot see the black one well enough but from around the neck, maybe Easter Egger?

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Ha! Looks like you could have used my chicken crate! They are cute, and hey, if they help keep down the grasshopper population they are definitely worth having!
I'll be looking forward to hearing more about your new family members. :)

Kristina said...

I had no problems viewing your photos today. We have a horrible time naming some of our chickens, The kids wanted to tag them so we could. Many of them look the same.

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Congrats on your girls! I am hoping to get a hen house up and going next spring. I'll have to keep an eye on your blog to see how to do it :)

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

way to go! Good luck with the new girls!
May they be very munchy (grasshoppers) ladies!

The Boston Lady said...

Oh this is going to be fun! Can't wait to see how this goes. Congrats on Audrey and Jayne! Ann

Cindy said...

Hello my friend,
Audrey and Jayne are beautiful!!! I know you will enjoy them.
Hugs, Cindy