Thursday, March 29, 2012

Backyard chickens

I want chickens. I became obsessed with the idea...umm..last week. Don't ask what sparked it. I just came up with it and can't get it out of my head. I'm driving my husband crazy. I want to build a cute little coop in the corner of our yard and have two chickens, a Barred Plymouth rock and an Ameraucana. Yes, I've even researched the breeds that are good with kids and the colors of the eggs they lay.

The one on the left is a Barred Plymouth rock (I flip out a little every time I look at it, it's so cool) and the one on the right is an Ameraucana (the prettiest one I could find). I originally wanted two black and white ones but the ones on the right lay turquoise eggs!

Like I said, I'm driving my husband nuts. I don't have a good reason. I just want them and I want their eggs.

And look how cute my dream coop is.

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San Diego recently changed the laws regarding keeping less than 5 chickens in residential areas, and lots of cities are following suit. The down side is that having chickens won't really save any money. A dozen eggs cost less than $2, after all, and a chicken coop costs around $200 to buy or to build. The chickens themselves are only $4 per chick or so! A bargain! Please, pretty please? You totally want them too.


Megan said...

yay! i want my own chickens too ;) free eggs!

alison king said...

love it! We have a goat and I've wanted chickens for a long time also. I'm not going to do it until the baby is older. My sister in law has some and love them. They do make a mess however.

timronda said...

You should have them. The End.

Jessi said...

I agree, the timing with the babies might not be great. I can hardly make it out to switch the laundry. In a few years though, they will petition their Dad with me!

webee said...

i don't mean to make u jealous but i have chickens,i do have the one on the left we named her rocksee and we have 3 buff orpinton and our 1 rooster[rebel is a buff]then we have 2 that were not sure what they are.1 just showed up one day and because it is funky looking we named her funky chicken.we also had a goose just apear and call us home he is a plymouth goose we named him mr.quackers.we live in east tn on 6 acers but they are in our backyard.i love the free eggs[more healthy because you know what they eat]so many good reasons to have them.there fun to watch