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May 15, 2009

chickens i would like to have

I said their house was here, but really only 3 of the 5 boxes have arrived. Which we discovered only after driving downtown to the Greyhound station on Wednesday. And as of this morning, one more is waiting in baggage claim. COME ON 5th box. Get here already!

Which means we can’t exactly pick up our chickens until the coop is assembled. So in the meantime, I’m distracting myself with fantasy additions to our flock.

If we were raising them from chicks, we would have to get at least a few of these guys, but I think we’re going to start with semi-grown hens for our first adventure in backyard chickens. Dealing with the incubator in our guest room is a little more than we’re ready to handle at this point. But for future reference, I NEED one of those lacey ones. And a Silkie, which is apparently the lap dog of the chicken world.

Still hoping we can pick up our little flock this weekend. You all will be the first to know if we do.

Happy weekending…

All photos from mypetchicken.com

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  1. Jane Flanagan said on May 15, 2009

    Wow – they’re gloriously majestic!

  2. Caitlin B said on May 15, 2009

    I’m jealous that you’re getting chickens! Best of luck with the whole endeavor. Silkie must be the white one? Love it!

  3. Liz said on May 15, 2009

    Hehe my mom and grandfather always made a point of getting chickens that had crowns of feathers…we called them our rock star chickens. When they walk it’s hilarious! Good luck with the whole thing!

  4. Molly Jean said on May 15, 2009

    They are beautiful!

  5. Kate@ Kids and Cocktails said on May 15, 2009

    Oh my…the white fuzzy one with no face…I need that one. I also love the black and white one on the bottom. So cute!

  6. erin kate said on May 17, 2009

    I have a Buff Orpington and they’re known for being super friendly. I can hold her forever and she just sits there!

  7. Katie Carter said on May 18, 2009

    Once I have a yard (sad that I don’t I know…) I am dying to have a chicken coup….I am also wondering which chickens lay the beautiful blue eggs?? Do you happen to know? I had a friend with a chicken coup and she had some of those ‘lap dog’ types…they were seriously so sweet!!! Good luck…I can’t wait to hear more about this unfolding adventure!!

  8. Carlene said on May 18, 2009

    Wow the last one is my favorite! :) Love!

    http://itsheavenly.blogspot.com

  9. Claire said on May 21, 2009

    I’ve never seen birds like these ever! They are gorgeous!

  10. Amanda said on May 21, 2009

    Please can we be friends? PuhLEASE?! And I can come over and kiss your chickens?

  11. Joanna Goddard said on May 22, 2009

    so funny! i love these!!!

  12. blossomdaily said on May 22, 2009

    These are fantastic! Good luck with your real flock and I hope you get to add some fantasy chickens! Katie – the blue egg chickens are Americaunas and Aracaunas. I’m dying to get some myself!

  13. aliciajane said on May 23, 2009

    Good luck! Having chickens is a blast, we just got 3 day old chicks a little over a month ago. It has been so much fun, and not too much work at all. Well… except building the coop that we have dubbed “the palace” The chickens are lots of fun!

  14. CHICSETERA PARIS said on May 26, 2009

    So beautiful! I like you totally dream of raising chickens as well!! One dayy!!!! :-)

    Kisses from Paris!

    xoxo

    http://www.chicsetera.com

  15. Nora Leah said on May 28, 2009

    You’re a girl after my own heart! I love fancy chickens. Secretly want to be a Mitford girl, I guess.

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