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.













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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!
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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. 




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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.

5 comments:

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