Yeah! I am a new mom. I think my husband knew I would love to get the chicks today so he suggested I should just head out and get them. So I did. I have to two Barred Rock and two Ameraucana.
The Barred Rock will lay brown eggs.
And the Ameraucana will lay blue eggs.
Photos via My Pet Chicken
This is a project I have been wanting to undertake for two years when I found out I could have chickens in our city. Our neighborhood is older so we have no HOA regulations. I am as tickled pink as you can get and though I know I just took on more work with extra pets, this is my project and fulfills a desire I have had for a long time.
I am city girl living only thirty miles from Los Angeles, yet I have learned to grow organic veggies and fruit in my yard and will now have eggs soon that I know will be raised as healthy as I can for my family. I am proof it can be done in the city, on a small scale of course. I have turned more planter space into veggie garden this year and now am so happy to have worn my husband down on the chicken project. He knows I am determined (wink wink) and will take care of the chicks but I do need his help on the coop set up. He is handy and will set me up fine. Thanks to all of you for your advice and encouragement.
Q and I just had a little time with them where I held them on her lap. I want them to be used to us picking them up. It was so cool to explain how they will be giving us eggs eventually. A great real life lesson for the kids for sure. Oh and I have been advised to add way more pine shredding to the box. Thanks Kris.