Saturday, August 28, 2010

What did I ever do before chickens?

It has occurred to me that my life is more delightful since the girlz arrived. Here is a picture that I call "I'll take all three!" The girlz don't seem to mind being all squashed like this when I pick them up.

My fiance, the handy guy that he is, constructed a "chicken tractor". This is a moveable enclosure you can wheel around on the lawn, in the garden, wherever you want to, and the girlz can peck at whatever they find where they are: bugs, grass, grit in the dirt--and fertilize at the same time! As you can see, my honey is pretty proud of his creation, and I am, too! We even enjoyed a dinner on the lawn with the girlz to celebrate.

Here was the menu:
  • Grilled chicken with paprika, onion, salt, and pepper (still on the grill yet in this picture)
  • Wild rice with lemon and butter
  • Salad with romaine and sweet volunteer grape/cherry tomatoes
  • Gazpacho (cold tomato soup made of tomatoes, sweet green peppers, cucumbers, red wine vinegar, garlic, and salt, and garnished with croutons)


  1. Joel oughta sell those Chicken Tractors on Etsy. Bet they'd bring a pretty penny! Oh an you said the girlz didn't mind being squished.... the middle one didn't look all that happy.

  2. Yeah, he did a great job didn't he! I'm pleased as punch! The shipping on those babies would be $$$$$$$$$$!! Buffy tends to have that look on her face but she is really a mellow sweetie. When I come near the coop, she always runs right over to me and wants to be picked up and cuddled. She is also my best egg layer! I love chickens--what other pet will make you breakfast??