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April 18, 2011

Backyard chickens, take two

Take three, if you count the set we fostered in the fall. But these are officially ours, as of last Wednesday when they arrived.

Meghan and Jeremy, the super sweet couple who runs Dare 2 Dream Farms, delivered them right into the Eglu. Anyone on the search for a little flock of their own in the LA or SF area should definitely contact them! They have all sorts of breeds, in every age… two weeks, six weeks, eight weeks, twelve weeks (ours), on up through six months or so. It’s incredibly perfect, having someone else raise the peepers until they’re ready for the outdoor coop.

I can’t wait to start with teeny chicks one day when our kiddos are older, but at the moment I don’t think our tiny house can handle a baby chicken nursery too.

Guess who’s completely obsessed with his new friends out back?

If it were up to him he’d spend equal parts of the day gazing longingly at his chickens and eating dirt out of the raised beds. Do all babies insist on eating dirt??

Baby legs!


  1. Desi said on April 18, 2011

    I would be right out there with him. I think our outfits might match too. I’m not so sure that the dimples on the back of my legs would be exclaimed, but they might match too.

  2. kerstin said on April 18, 2011

    congrats on the new family members!! what sweet pictures :)

  3. jamie said on April 18, 2011


    and that little hood. <3

  4. ashley maureen said on April 18, 2011

    i would love to do backyard chickens! looking forward to hearing more about this endeavor…

  5. Jamie said on April 18, 2011

    Well, mine eats dirt, but I keep telling myself that there are minerals in dirt. So, it must be ok, right?

  6. Liz said on April 18, 2011

    Well timed! There’s actually an article in the NY Times today about babies’ instinct to eat dirt.

    Love the little chickies. Can’t wait to see them grow!

  7. Rachel (heart of light) said on April 18, 2011

    They are so sweet! Too bad we only have a porch.

    My nieces grew up with chickens and they’re so attached to them that they sit outside and eat breakfast with them every morning.

  8. Aditha said on April 18, 2011

    Rhaaa, these baby legs are so sweet !

    I’ve just discovered your blog and love it !

  9. liz said on April 18, 2011

    <3 the chickens! Baby legs are almost as adorbs as baby's white duck fluff curly hair.

  10. Jillian said on April 18, 2011

    I need me some baby legs ; ) good luck with the new chicks!

  11. Alie said on April 19, 2011

    adorable last photo!!

  12. Tuesday said on April 19, 2011

    Longing for my own chicken buddies, Sadly they don’t last that long in London, damn foxes!

  13. Alexis said on April 20, 2011

    oh those little legs and yellow pants… too cute!! oh the chicks are adorable too!

  14. Giovanna said on April 21, 2011

    Chickens!!! Aw, I love that photo of him staring at the cage. He looks mesmerized. So cute.

  15. bigBANG studio said on April 23, 2011

    Toddlers + chickens = endless amusement and less TV. That’s how we grew up, anyway. When we got older we moved on to sheep, then horses. But buyer beware, some of us never moved on from the horse stage;)

    More! More chubby baby legs and chickies!

  16. Katherine said on April 25, 2011

    Where on earth did you get that adorable hoodie?!

  17. justine @ lovemaki said on April 25, 2011

    omgosh:) the second photo just tugged at my heart. so precious. beautiful photos!

  18. Eva @ Sycamore Street Press said on April 26, 2011

    Baby legs are the best! We have a 5 month old and are looking into getting chickens, so next year I may be able to take a photo of a toddler with chickens, too. Don’t think there’s many cuter things than that!

  19. Tanita said on June 3, 2011


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