Sunday, November 23, 2008

The girls are good

They made it through the night and were happy to see me this morning. Kudzu let me pet her a little.

It was so cute, when I went out this morning, they were locked in the coop part and it was silent. As soon as I said good morning girls, they started clucking. It's funny how they know they are supposed to be asleep until I go out there. I'm going to put some more bedding in the coop to make sure they are warm enough at night.


Adventure girl wanna be said...

Awwwwwwwwww. So sweet. I'm so jealous of you and happy for you at the same time:):):):)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Yay! You survived your first night as a chicken mama, Christy ;)


Anonymous said...

Glad they are doing well!

Amy said...

I'm trying to find your post with the biscuit recipie you said was close to Grands! Can you point me to the post?

CeeCee said...

Hooray! Chickens for your farm!! Buff Orps are the best pets. My favorite hen is a buff orp.

Christy said...

Adventure girl - a few months ago I was jealous of everyone that had chickens, so I understand!

Lisa - I did it! I'm much calmer now.

Amy -

Ceecee- I've heard the buffs are great.

kristi said...

It was so cold here this morning, only 16 degrees, that I found 2 very frozen eggs in the coop! I think getting your first official farm animal has to be exciting!! I so enjoy my when are the goats coming?:)

Kyfarmlife said...

great news on their first night! I'm trying to figure out how to winterize my coop more...its a hand made one out of a dog pen, had to do it in a hurry my chicken came as a surprise!

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Melody said...

They are really pretty chickens! I'm glad that you are having such fun settling in to your new home & farm!

Christy said...

Kristi - Goats will wait until spring. I think most are bone in Feb. here, so maybe March.

Kyfarmlife - Mine is a homemade one out of a dog kennel too. I put a tarp over it and put a lot of pine bedding in the kennel so they could cuddle down into it. You may want to check Craigslist and see if you can get your current chicken a friend. They can help keep each other warm.

Anonymous said...

Yay!!! So happy you finally have chickens! They're lovely. I love buffs. And Logan's right to spend time with them, they'll get more friendly, particularly as they mature and reach egg laying.

Anonymous said...

We sure had a cold spell down this way too.
I was worried about all the chickens and calves, but everyone was fine.
We had record lows here.

The Buff Orpingtons are such a gentle chicken, even the roosters.(so far)