As we have been changing and adding to our poultry over the last year or so. I thought it would be interesting to see how our getting chickens was the first of our Homesteading activities.
So enjoy this post from the past about getting our first chickens.....
A couple of weeks ago we were given two chickens too keep.
This has been so lovely as we have wanted chickens since we moved to this house as it already had a chicken coop.
Well, actually we have wanted chickens for a long time and in fact I have wanted some since we were first married.
We actually were not sure that they would lay eggs and so imagine our surprise and pleasure when we checked over the first couple of days and then discovered our first egg.
Rogan had some birthday money and bought three for himself and we bought two more as family chickens.
These ones are only 9 weeks old and so are not ready to lay yet.
Completed chicken nesting boxes.
I was amazed when I started to cook them how they did not spread all over the fry pan like the ones we have bought always did.
I can only tell you how happy we are at this next step we have taken in growing our own food.
And it just keeps getting better and better!
What do I mean?
Oh yes today we got two little virtually new born lambs so be prepared for lots of lamb pictures soon too :)
Stephen and Gae