Thursday, September 18, 2008

Meet the Chickens

We have seven chickens. Originally we had eight but one has mysteriously disappeared. We fear it may have become a subterranean chicken, scratching, pecking and laying in the bowels of the earth. There does seems to be an epidemic of fowl disappearances among those who keep chickens which has more than anecdotal evidence.

Here is the amazing chicken coop that my dear husband built out of salvaged materials, including part of my swing set from when I was little:

The second picture shows the coop with the nest box access door open - which makes collecting the eggs super-easy.

Right now we are getting two to three eggs a day. They taste so different from store-bought. They taste of the earth, fresh air, grasses, and insects the chickens eat.


Hot Belly Mama - taking it all back said...

Do you have a rooster around? My husband was telling me the other day that some chickens will disapper for a little while and then return with a whole herd of chicklets.

MommyFace said...

I've heard of this, too. We do have a rooster - so there's hope. The hen in question had been behaving oddly before her disappearance... like perhaps she was ill or hurt. Thanks for the info - we'll keep our fingers crossed that you're right. (And chicks would be extra nice.)

Hot Belly Mama - taking it all back said...

Today I saw a chicken coop made from an old road trailer/camper. Talk about reusing! I will post it at a later date and even though to others it looked tacky - my husband and I just thought it was the coolest thing ever! I love the one your husband built too.