Saturday, May 02, 2009

Life with Chickens

I thought it was time for an update on life so far with the chicks. We diagnosed two of the five as roosters, and they have gone to live with a nice family who were looking for just that sort of rooster. Now we are left with what we believe are 3 hens. It's so funny because we were really unsure if we wanted to get chickens, even on the way home after buying the chicks, we weren't sure we wanted to raise urban chickens, but they are so much fun, I'm sure we made the right choice. I spend way more time than I should watching their silly antics. Every time I sit down to watch them, they are doing something new and crazy. They all have different personalities and have grown attached to us as well. They'll be going outside in a couple of weeks, and while I'll be happy to have the dining room back, I will miss having them so close by. It's amazing how fast they grow too. They are already getting to the awkward chicken teenager phase. This is the 3 girls perched on their box today:

I have managed to get a lot of sewing done in the past few days in spite of the chicks. In fact, my Etsy shop has a record number of items in it. 301, to be exact! I've just added these sweet friends and some new felted houses. I also carved a new stamp with a little house on it. I'm excited to print some new house cards.

Happy Weekend!