Thursday, February 10, 2011

Adventures in Chickenland!

We eat a lot of eggs around here, so, in an effort to cut costs but also to try and live a little more sustainably - we have acquired our very own chickens, or 'chooks' as they are more commonly known around here.

The first coop we purchased was smaller than anticipated, and since we didn't want our girls to feel too confined, Handyman Roland decided to build them a bigger and better version.

Introducing Camilla (the darker one), Alina & Alana:

At the moment Camilla is our only egg producer, A & A are moulting and thus not laying - but once they are back in action we will be getting an average of 15 eggs a week (instead of just 5 or 6). We're also looking at getting two more hens eventually, and will have eggs galore then! They are hilarious to watch as we let them out to roam most days, and get fed some kitchen scraps as well as special laying pellets.

There will definitely be more chicken updates to come!

Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira

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