We are now chicken farmers. This has been a dream of Miles' for the last year. And a dream of Ben's for. . . I don't know how long. It just goes along with his ultimate dream of being a farmer. A garden, now chickens. I wonder what's next. . . ?
Anyways, Ben built the chicken coop (called "the barn" by Emmy) from mostly scraps in our backyard. I think it turned out great. Although it was a way bigger project than we realized - meaning it took longer than expected and was definitely more stressful! I'll show more pictures once it's fully completed - we still have a few things to do.
But getting the chicks just couldn't wait. And since everything was in order to house chicks (we think???), we went last nite. The kids were bursting with excitement - especially Miles. Unespecially me. Ha. (Remember, I hate birds. And while these chicks are so adorable, adults are not. Oh well. But actually, I am excited about this as I think it will be a neat, fun, and learning experience. Plus, I think getting eggs from our back yard will be so cool.)
Emmy got a Delaware chicken and named her "Princess Nora." Jonas got an araucana and something else. His chicks' names are "Peck-peck" (changed from "Peggy" as of last nite) and "P.P." (not "pee-pee" b/c when I questioned him on the name he said, "no, you know like the letters." whatever.). Miles got 2 americana greens. One is named "Eggy." The other, "Cheep-cheep." Awesome.