Wednesday, November 5, 2008

ding dong!

Well, I've fallen in love! I can't spend enough time watching our 10 little hens as they wander about our yard and have their little chicken day. There is even a little Comet hen who thinks she's my pet. She runs to me a-clucking & a-chatting every time I go out to feed them, etc. Love it!

Last week we had our first snowy day. Here are a couple of peeks at some of the snow we had last year. Here & here (I didn't handle it well) So, all of my 10 hens decided that they'd rather be in than out. This is the sight I saw when I went out to do a little errand running. I'd be ok with it, except for the poo. Chickens are good for lots of poo. Not so charming.


Carrie @ Under the Willow said...

Heather this is priceless!

One Easter morning, at my daughter's house~ the chickens, dogs, and cats were all looking into a window at one time---where was the camera!?

How does Max like them? One rooster would grab my daughter's very large dog's neck--it was pretty harm done.

And yes LOTS of poo!


Joanna said...

ah, yes, I remember the poo. Not too easy to remove from wicker. The porch is easier, but still.... at least you get eggs in return for your custodial work! ;)

jennie w. said...

Oh the poo! Who would think that there would be so much, so often!

I miss having chickens. I'm wondering if I could get a few hens and keep them secretively, but I would probably get busted. I live in the middle of suburbia with strict "no poultry" rules. Bummer!

Anonymous said...

I was thinking you're a brave woman to let those chickens onto your porch. We don't let them anywhere near the house. I'm not fond of cleaning poop off of things.

Our dumb geese used to wander near the house though, and if there's one thing worse than chicken poop, it's geese poop. Needless to say we no longer have geese.

Suds to Love said...

I would love to have chickens for their eggs, but not so inclined to need to clean up their poo. And I think Teresa has a good point, chicken poo is better then goose poo!

Pajama Mama said...

The chickens are so cute....but, you're right, the's messy and it stinks. Down here, farmers like to spread chicken poo all over the place for fertilizer and it stinks up the air. Do they do that up north?!?!

We've already had a little frost down here in the south of Georgia...which is the closest thing to snow we'll have.

cake said...

that is an adorable shot of the chickens. i know people who have chickens, and they sound like a lot of fun. if we ever get settled somewhere, i know i'll want some too!

(just found your blog via "life homesteading and everything. those soaps she won look delicious, by the way)

gracefruit said...

Oh, they are gorgeous! I love the little black one toward the back. Do they all have names?

We have a compost bin fill of chicken poo and hemp shavings. Hopefully our garden will do well next year.

Heidi said...

Oh my word, those things are too funny = ) I wish we lived in a chicken friendly area. The thought of fresh eggs and free range chickens is enticing.