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Close to gettin’ kicked out

You remember those 3 cute chicks that I had to have?  Well, I would call them pullets now not “cute chicks”.  I feel that I do have to go on the record and tell everyone that Trixy (the one that was so ugly I serious contemplated taking her back) is still not beautiful, but by far has the biggest personality.  Glad I didn’t send her back, she is kind of funny.  Anyway, the coop is almost done and I cant wait to throw them out.  I am ready to have my laundry room back.  weather permitting, Cam and I are going to paint the coop this weekend.  Come on weather, work with me.  

I hope you all have big plans for the weekend.  Get outside. 

I thought I’d better give a worm update.  They are doing great!  All are alive and counted for. 

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The Chicks

Well, I got the chicks a week ago today.  I can’t believe how much they grow in just a week.  I was set on Rhode Island Reds, just because I have had hundreds of them growing up.  Then I was told that the Sexlink is the way to go when it comes to laying.  With that in mind we were off to the store.  I found the Black Sexlinks and to my disappointment they are UGLY.  At least right now.  Well, in a bin of about 50 my Cameron “bonded” with one little Golden Laced Something.  I was sticking firm to only getting 3, so back went a Sexlink.  Then I couldn’t just had to have one of those Silver Laced Somethings, back goes a Sexlink.  So, now we have 3 very feisty chicks, and I already cant wait for to get outside in the coop.  When it is done, but that’s another story.  Oh by the way, we named them.  Golden Laced Something is Crystal (I call her Crystal Gayle), the Silver Laced Something is named Omerosa, and the Black (ugly) Sexlink is Trixy.  Pretty original names if you ask me, but that’s just my family, the dog’s name is Frank!

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These cute chicks

NOT MINE!

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The Chicken Coop… Part 2

I am sure that all of you are impatiently awaiting an update on The Chicken Coop. LOL.  Well, we have made progress.  But, I fear I am at a standstill at the moment.  You see, just so you know this is “my” project.  What does that mean?  Well, that means that I am supposed to fund  it and my husband (who has never raised a chicken in his life) will build it with his great ideas of how it should be.  If I am funding it and even if I am not, I am pretty sure it will be my way.  So, I sort of pay for it and he gives his input and I tell him howwe will do it.  So far so good.  But, now it is raining and I can’t make up my mind about some details, so it sits.  Jim keeps saying “you only have a few days, so you better figure it out”.  He must think that I am actually going to put those baby chicks and one duck in the coop right away.  NO!  They are staying in the house.  We will have to see how that goes???  so, here it is.  I promise it WILL be pretty when I’m done with it
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