Saturday, February 26, 2011

Here we go

This May, we begin a new adventure: pet chickens.  I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it.  I've got six babies on the way: an Australorp, Speckled Sussex, Silver-laced Wyandotte, Salmon Faverolle, and two Easter Eggers. Once they arrive, this blog will document our experiences.  These breeds were chosen, after much research, specifically for friendliness, docility, and dependable egg laying. 

Why chickens?  I want to know the eggs I'm eating, cooking, and serving to my family come from happy chickens who breathe fresh air, see the sun, scratch in the dirt and live a good chicken life. My research (and I've been looking into this for about 3 years) indicates a few chickens are easy to manage. We shall see! It's time to take the plunge and give it a go.