Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fabulous Farm

We’re getting closer and closer to having chickens, my friends! I’m pretty excited! Josh has started on the coop and his Dad is coming over on Saturday to help. It wouldn’t surprise me if it was complete by the end of the day Saturday! It will be close! I won’t be home most of the day because we have the Grand Opening at the gym(come see me!), but hopefully Hubby will take lots of pictures! I want to post almost step by step on here for other people looking to do the same thing! We’ve had a hard time finding plans online!

We have done ALOT of research over the last six months or so(longer really) about chickens. I listen to anyone’s advice that has chickens but I hang on EVERY word that Big Mama tells me about chickens! She is 83 so she knows EVERYTHING! For instance, you don’t have to have a rooster as long as you don’t want baby chicks..BUT if you do have a rooster the eggs will be better. hmm. You just have to be sure to collect the eggs fast and get them in the refrigerator! If you do want babies, it takes 21 days to hatch an egg…you can collect eggs for a few days and then put them in the incubator on the same day and like clockwork 21 days later they will hatch…so if you wanted your kids to be home to see..make sure to hatch on a Saturday! So fun! Or you could just let nature take it’s course…which means the chicken will lay for several days in a row and then just start sitting on them, once she starts to got it…21 days!!!

At first we planned to just start with chicks and raise them. But now we’re thinking of buying a few laying hens to start, along with the chicks.. I don’t know. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there! All I know is Hubs eats ALOT of eggs.

I also want at least one silkie! Here’s what they look like in case you don’t know…


We also have plans for a goat.(or two! One will likely be unhappy and we don’t need an unhappy goat! haha) Goats are fun, I was around them growing up because my grandparents raised them.

AND THEY’LL EAT ANYTHING. And when I say anything, I mean anything! We want them to clear out underbrush on our property.

They are also great pets!

I’m also trying to talk hubs into a bunny for Easter! (pretty please with a cherry on top?!) Y’all see where I’m going with this whole farm post?!?!

And I wouldn’t mind a cute little pot bellied pig!

That right there is right up my alley!!! So cute! And pigs aren’t nasty despite what you may think! They actually are clean and like to be clean, but keep covered in mud for sun protection! We’d keep ours inside anyway!

And here’s what hubs will say about that…pig

Happy Thursday Friends!!!

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