Chickens

OK, so I must be totally crazy!

I don't know from whence this impulse has come, but suddenly I have a laughable desire to raise some chickens. I just think it would be so neat.

Upon approaching David about the topic he said I would have to read up on how to take care of chickens before he would even consider it. Over to the library I went! I picked up two books, one of which is entitled "Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance: Reflections on Chickens", by Martin Gurdon. Man is it hilarious!! I've only read one chapter so far, in which the author describes his first attempts at chicken farming. I can't wait to finish the book, and I can't wait to have some chickens!!!

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4 comments:

Tiffany said...

had you been thinking about this for a while or did it just come to you one day. All of sudden you thought hmmm...might be cool to raise some chickens! Sounds like fun. Goodluck convincing your husband!

Erin said...

I can't wait to hear more of this endeavor! I'll totally buy some chickens off of you when you get your little chicken farm going! ;-)

Eva said...

I think it had been bouncing around my subconscious ever since I found out that one of the previous owners had a chicken coup off of one of the sheds on our property. The idea has bounced around so much that it has set off desires for pygmy goats. I must be insane!!! Hee hee

CJ said...

When I was about 17 I helped clean used chicken mats. It was not nice AT ALL. I got paid next to nothing for power spraying chicken crap that was an inch deep (previous owner not that big on poultry hygiene I guess). Don't get too many, and if you do clean them out more than once a year!