Monday, March 19, 2012

The newest members of our family

We are so happy to announce that we've welcomed not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 new members to our family! Berlin and I picked out these cute little 3 week old Ameraucana chicks this morning. They are so cute and fluffy! Berlin was a little disappointed that they weren't fluffy yellow. But she has warmed up to them. The chicks get more chirpy as the day goes on. The chicks are a little shy, but they perk right up when you go by them and chirp their little hearts out when they want attention. I think they were a little nervous after the 30 minute car ride to their new home. 

Meet: Kikki, Sally, Gerty, and Foxy

Yay for having yummy, fresh green/blue eggs down the road. They will definitely be the most expensive eggs ever, but the experience and the new little friendships with them will be price-less (or so I keep telling myself).

Here is Finley in the field drawing pictures for the chickens roosting boxes.

He also took it upon himself to label all the parts of the coop so the chickens would know where to go and what to do. He's so sweet & tender it just melts my heart. 

Of course, we moved the coop from where it is in the above picks a little further back behind the tree where the ground was more level. And of course I will be painting the coop this weekend once it warms up again. We finally decided on the colors and I will go pick up the paint tomorrow. These chickens are going to have one stylin' coop! Once they are 6-8 weeks they can start living in it full time.

So, here's the newest adventure in our life. Hopefully I don't regret it :)


aje and h said...

you won't!!! chickens are the easiest pets/animals once they are "raised". call and vent any time!

Emily said...

You guys have the perfect back yard for this kind of stuff! Good luck!!!