Chickens in the garden!

We spent the weekend getting the new chicken coop ready for a few egg laying hens and a very handsome rooster!

Aren’t they just the cutest? We got one Ameracauna (white) who lays green and blue eggs. Cool, huh? The black & white one is a Barred Rock hen and we got two of those except one isn’t in the coop because she managed to jump out as we were trying to put her in.  Luckily, she is hanging around the property still and comes by the coop to get her water and feed. The Barred Rock hens lay nice tan colored eggs.  Apparently, hens take a few weeks to get accustomed to their new home once they’ve been moved before they will go back to laying eggs. Lucky for us, one of them feels right at home because just the next morning we had this waiting for us….

I’ve been having good luck in my garden as well. My white onions are looking fab! I can hardly believe how easy it was to plant them.   Onions were a must-have for me because I use them every day in almost every meal. So delicious. Needless to say I planted over 100! Ha! What I’m going to do with that many onions is still up in there but I figure I could always give them to friends.

Some other veggies I planted are:

 Bok Choy.

 Lettuces.
 Broccoli.

Cabbage.

Hope everyone is staying warm! I’ve heard there is snow in some parts of the U.S. already!

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5 Responses to Chickens in the garden!

  1. Hollie November 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    Have fun with your new girls (and boy)! We got three girls (a barred rock, an easter egger and an australorp) in July and we love them. They’re a kick! Ours aren’t laying yet, but should be soon!

  2. mada November 1, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    snow’s not for me! I live in Miami! ^^

  3. Sabina@Slip Stitches & More November 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    That is so awesome, your garden is looking great. And I think having livestock is totally cool…and no snow in Tallahassee, but it’s a bit nippy in the mornings.

  4. ga447 November 2, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    So glad to hear from you, you are busy and lots going on in your life. I think you are happy. Love the hens and having a veggie garden is awesome (you will always have food on the table). Getting our first snow for the year in the midwest, it won’t be much though. Good day for sewing.

  5. Linda November 3, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    They are cute! Your garden looks great too. We are getting chillier here in middle TN., but no snow thankfully!

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