They start out cute and adorable, then they grow up
The chicken coop - made by James
1 day old peeps
Raising chickens sounds like a really great idea - but when I found out that James ordered 42 day old peeps that would be arriving in October 2014, I just stood there with that blank stare. He rationalized his logic, you get your own farm fresh eggs and you can sell the eggs. He forgot to mention that we could also listen to the roosters crow and wake us up at the crack of dawn, or for some crazy reason at 2:30 am before the sun even rises.
Hen modeling her chicken saddle
We have had fun raising the chickens and a lot of laughs. We had to stop and question ourselves a few times -what do you do when you are getting two dozen eggs a day? You can only eat so many eggs, hard boil them, pickle them, and look for any ideas that you can possibly find on Pintrest.
One thing we found on Pintrest was how to make a chicken saddles for our hens because the roosters were being too rough on them. It was getting cold and the hens didn't have any feathers so we bought some flannel, made some saddles and put them. Most of the hens are still wearing the saddles we made for them and finally have feathers starting to grow back.