One thing we really wanted when we were house shopping was a nice sized yard for us to have a garden and a chicken coop. So when we found this house to rent, you can imagine our excitement when it came with both!
We couldn’t wait to get some chickens to fill our coop. We have never been pet people, so getting chickens was a HUGE commitment for us.
We traveled out to a feed store, Wagon Train, in Orange to pick out our new pets. We drove through amazing horse farms to find this store, and we were not disappointed when we arrived. They had baby chicks, baby goats, baby quails, and baby bunnies. We were lucky to only leave with baby chicks.
Here are the first two we picked.
Wendy (named after a character from Peter Pan), on the left, and Bunny on the right (rightly named since she is an “Easter-egger”)
Bunny I picked because she looked so cute, and Wendy because she had one solo feather on top of her head.
Who knew chickens could be so fun??
We only took two chickens that day, because they only had a couple breeds in stock, and I felt sure I needed a variety of fancy chickens.
It was hard to catch an action shot, but you better believe those chickens went down the slide, over, and over again.
Also, they poop, A LOT. We went through so many baby wipes during chicken playtime.
The following week, we would get two more chickens.
To Be Continued….