The first of our small flock of chickens arrived last week! Her name is Maisy, and she loves to hang out with us. When we put her back in the brooder, a dog kennel, she chirps her tiny head off, begging to be let out. As you see in the photo, she likes to "help" while I work at the computer.
Next week her flock sisters will arrive. They were all due last week but two didn't make it after two days on the truck, and one was never shipped. I'll post their photos next week.
For anyone considering raising chickens, I highly recommend it. Even three days in I'm getting more joy out of the experience than I ever thought possible. Who'd ever imagine the fun of typing up a blog while tiny little feet dance over your fingers?
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Written by Clea Danaan
Clea Danaan grew up in the Pacific Northwest; she now lives in Colorado. she is the author of five books relating to nature-centered spirituality and natural family living. She writes about nature mysticism, chickens, homeschooling, permaculture, and more. Her books have been published in more than six countries and translated into several languages, including French and German.