Backyard Chicken Update

July 16 , 2012 by: Hong Favorites, Home

It’s been awhile since I’ve last posted about our girls. We’ve since named them Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert. (I was out voted) Several weeks ago, we woke up to the sound of crowing and realized that our girls actually included a rooster. Needless to say we had to find a new home as I was not happy with a 5AM alarm and neither were our neighbors. Dessert ended up at a lovely 10 acre farm on the peninsula though so we’re not too sadden by his departure.

The Geek built a beautiful coop over the course of several weekends.

He still amazes me with all of his handy work and that BRAIN! There were no plans involved. Impressive right?

It wasn’t until recently that we needed the nesting box.

Several hours after our arrival from the Hood Canal last week, we noticed that Lunch was acting very strange. She isolated herself from the other girls and kept making these awful cries. The Geek found an egg shortly after. Talk about the parallels of nature.

It was so very exciting that I actually shrieked and scared the boys!

I can’t believe that raising chickens have been so therapeutic. I’m sure that the amount of money we’ve invested into the girls have far out numbered the amount we’d save on purchasing organic eggs but the joy it has brought to us has been priceless. My yard will never be the same and I constantly step in chicken poop but I think it’s well worth it. If you are a pet lover, you know exactly what I mean! So if you are thinking of raising back yard chickens and have the space for it, I say go for it!

How could you not?! Look at those cute little girls!


  • My dad has chickens, which I will see later this week. He says he is most aware of the yard full of chicken poop when it’s communion at church and he kneels and anybody in the front can see the bottoms of his shoes! I love the first shot you shared here – the light is lovely! 🙂

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