Saturday, May 22, 2010

Chicken Little

I've been nagging begging Super Hubby to agree to raising some urban chickens in our backyard for about 3 years now. This weekend, all that hard work paid off when he agreed to the endeavor!

Of course there are some stipulations - like this is MY project. He just wants to partake of the eggs.

He has already agreed to watch the chicks when I take a weekend getaway with my girlfriends this summer however. And I'm fairly certain I'll be able talk him into building the coop. *wink*

The Little was SO excited today to bring home the new babies. We're working hard on gentle handling and not feeding them his oatmeal raisin cookies and ice cream. Our dog is also a wide open question mark with these new chicks. So far so good - she's merely overly curious but not showing any aggression.

So...without any further ado, please meet the newest little creatures to join our home:

Gretchen, our Black Australorp

Madge - our Buff Orpington

And Lulu - our Light Brahma

Oh my! I'm so excited. Stay tuned for updates this summer as we raise our baby chicks and transfer them later to their new coop.

Simple Mama


  1. Aww, how cute. I never realised Australorps were coloured like that as babies, I've only ever seen older ones.

  2. They are so adorable! I have a friend with Buff Orpingtons. They are beautiful. I can't wait to see them grow. :) I want chicks too, but neighborhood ordinances, and all that. Someday!

  3. Very cool, I know a lot of people who are thinking about doing this.

  4. I think it is such a wonderful idea. Unfortunately for me, I am allergic to fowl of all types, so I couldn't do something like this. =(

    But I'm so happy to see pictures of the cute little chics without the worries of a hospital stay. =) I love the pictures.