WE'RE CHICKEN FARMERS!

I've solved the riddle in case anyone is still wondering...the chicken came first. At least for us! We got baby chicks around Easter and they've grown so fast since then. We're officially chicken farmers! I'm over the moon in love with them, and the fact that they're even here, in my yard, in my life. They all have these funny personalities, they're very smart, but yet they pathetically need you to tuck them in and put them to bed at night. I knew that I always wanted chickens, but (A) I didn't think everyone would approve and (B) I never knew I'd love them this much! If you're on the fence about getting chickens, just get them, you'll love exploring your inner farmer. Except now it feels strange to ask June if she'd like chicken for lunch... 

Onto the introductions!

Meet Mae! They're all sweet but she's one of the sweetest . She perks her head up and comes to me when she hears my voice. We think she's the wise one of the group. She'll be the old lady who stays in while they all go out and party. (Buff Orpington)

Meet Mae! They're all sweet but she's one of the sweetest . She perks her head up and comes to me when she hears my voice. We think she's the wise one of the group. She'll be the old lady who stays in while they all go out and party. (Buff Orpington)

Meet Mable! Mable is the most curious thing I've ever met. She's also fearless and will come up to anyone to say hello. She is our worm eating champion, she nabs them when we bring one in for the group to fight over! (Red Sex Link)

Meet Mable! Mable is the most curious thing I've ever met. She's also fearless and will come up to anyone to say hello. She is our worm eating champion, she nabs them when we bring one in for the group to fight over! (Red Sex Link)

Meet Blanch Flash McGunderson. Her name was a collaborative effort while our family was sitting around the fire one night. She's super fast and flighty. She steals Mable's worms. She acts like the baby of the group even though she's close in age to them all. Good luck catching her! And if you do, she'll cry! (Tophat)

Meet Blanch Flash McGunderson. Her name was a collaborative effort while our family was sitting around the fire one night. She's super fast and flighty. She steals Mable's worms. She acts like the baby of the group even though she's close in age to them all. Good luck catching her! And if you do, she'll cry! (Tophat)

Meet Stella! Stella acts like she's tough but really she's a softie in disguise. Not too long ago I would pick her up and rest her on her back in my hand and she'd sleep while I pet her.  (Silver Wyandotte) 

Meet Stella! Stella acts like she's tough but really she's a softie in disguise. Not too long ago I would pick her up and rest her on her back in my hand and she'd sleep while I pet her.  (Silver Wyandotte) 

Meet Pearl! This is Justin's little baby, but really all of ours. She is the same age as the big girls but she's pint size! Everyday she's a little fuzzier. She is really as adorable as she looks. You'd think she'd be timid at this size - she isn't. She let's my one year old come right up to her and pet her. She is one awesome little gal!  (Silkie)

Meet Pearl! This is Justin's little baby, but really all of ours. She is the same age as the big girls but she's pint size! Everyday she's a little fuzzier. She is really as adorable as she looks. You'd think she'd be timid at this size - she isn't. She let's my one year old come right up to her and pet her. She is one awesome little gal!  (Silkie)

Meet Sophia! I named her Sophia for my one year old daughter who loves the Disney Jr. princess show, Sophia the First. She is timid but nice when you get to know her. Her fur reminds me of a chipmunk and she will lay blue or green eggs for us!  (Easter Egger) 

Meet Sophia! I named her Sophia for my one year old daughter who loves the Disney Jr. princess show, Sophia the First. She is timid but nice when you get to know her. Her fur reminds me of a chipmunk and she will lay blue or green eggs for us!  (Easter Egger) 

Meet Lola! She started out as this cute, tiny little grey fuzzball. Now she's the falcon of the flock. She thinks she's top dog, but really we all know Mae is. She will also lay green or blue eggs! (Easter Egger) 

Meet Lola! She started out as this cute, tiny little grey fuzzball. Now she's the falcon of the flock. She thinks she's top dog, but really we all know Mae is. She will also lay green or blue eggs! (Easter Egger) 

Meet Pepper! If ever there was a chicken who could have a heart of gold, who's loyal to the end, it would be our Pepper. She's not timid, but let's you come to her. She'd be the cool friend you have that is quiet but there to give you advice when you need her. (Barred Rock) 

Meet Pepper! If ever there was a chicken who could have a heart of gold, who's loyal to the end, it would be our Pepper. She's not timid, but let's you come to her. She'd be the cool friend you have that is quiet but there to give you advice when you need her. (Barred Rock) 

This one-of-a-kind coop was built by my amazingly talented love, Justin! I couldn't believe he was building this. I tell him all the time with how much he comes in handy, I'll probably keep him around a while longer : ) I plan to post our coop plans along with the watering system, on another day!

This one-of-a-kind coop was built by my amazingly talented love, Justin! I couldn't believe he was building this. I tell him all the time with how much he comes in handy, I'll probably keep him around a while longer : ) I plan to post our coop plans along with the watering system, on another day!

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See how happy they make me?! : ) It won't be the last of the chickens on the blog, not at all. 

See how happy they make me?! : ) It won't be the last of the chickens on the blog, not at all.