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Free Ranging Chickens

Remember when we got our mail order chicks delivered to the post office?

Well, those cute little peepers have grown into quite the young ladies!

When they were little, we kept them in a box in a storage shed that we would soon turn into our hen house. As they got older and bigger, they came out of the box, but stayed in the shed. During that time, we made sure the fencing was secure and gave them plenty of places to roost in the shed.

Now, they are 9 weeks old and we have finally opened the door to the great outdoors. They love to scratch and peck for insects and seeds.

Each morning we open the door and they venture out. Every evening at sunset, we call them to come in and they have FINALLY figured out they will get food if they do. (If you are a fan of Smockity Frocks on Facebook, you know this learning curve was quite steep for us and the chickens. Let's just say there was a fishing net and lots of squawking involved in getting them in at night before the procedure became clear to them.)

We like to walk down to the hen house to check on them throughout the day.

Whenever you check on chickens, you should ALWAYS look your best.

Purple wig: optional

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  1. They look fantastic! (Though not as fabulous as the puple-wigged young lady 😉

  2. Your daugther is adorable! My husband and I have been considering getting chickens. We think that it would be a great way to save money, get really good organic eggs and a great chore for our child/future children.

    The problem is,we just have a 1 year old right now, and I don’t know how much help he’ll be…maybe in a few years! :)

    I’m excited to see you guys have chickens; it encourages me to try it!

  3. Hi Connie,

    We’re planning to get chooks soon. But my husband wants to build a big moveable hen-house cage thing. We’re afraid they would get caught by our cats or the neighbours dogs or even foxes if we let them roam wild. Anyway I’m looking forward to having organic eggs! And my daughters are looking forward to feeding them and collecting the eggs.

    • I had my little guys keep watch with their pop guns for the first few days to scare away neighbors’ cats. Boy, did they feel important and tough! :)

  4. She is too cute!!

    I am wondering how much space you need for chickens…

  5. Agnieszka says:

    Your daughter is so cute :) And I agree with her – you should always look goog, even when you go tothe chickens 😉

  6. Your daughter is beautiful and I love the wig. My 5 year old dd would love that!

  7. I want chickens so bad i can almost taste them. But sadly not at this house. maybe our next duty station