21 January 2010

They're Coming....

Our order has been placed....and these are just a few of our new family members....

Black Australorps

Silver Laced Wyandottes

White Polish (these are the ones my older son choose)

Crevecoeurs (these are the ones my little guy choose)


Buff Orpingtons

We've actually ordered more than a dozen different types of chickens...and more than a couple dozen in total....and can I just tell ya how excited I am...we love chickens...and have been wanting to add to our farm family. Our day old baby chicks should be here the second week in February....just waitin' for the post office to call and tell me to pick up "my girls".

If you'll be needin' eggs in about 5-7 months....just let me know....we think our girls lay the best eggs...cuz we spoil'em :o)

P.S. We placed our order with McMurray Hatchery....and all photos are courtesy of their website.


  1. My grandpa had a few chickens on his farm. As kids they were so much fun to watch. My grandma would say there is nothing better than fresh eggs!

    Best wishes,

  2. How cool!! I have always wanted chickens! I can't wait to see pics of them =) I am still LOL abou the camera! You sure work that thing well!

  3. Damn!!! I'm so jealous - I've wanted chickens for a long time too!
    Please tell me how it goes - Keep me updated so I can show my husband and convince him that we should have some too! Have you had them before?

  4. They are Beautiful Andrea!! Love them all.. But the ones with the fancy hairdo's are awesome!! Wish I lived nearby! I would be your #1 Egg customer!! Yep! Nothing like farm fresh eggs!

    Oh..I hope you show us your little peeps when them arrive!!

    Big hugs ~ Teresa

  5. Andrea,
    I have wanted chickens forever! What fun! Our family just needs to be in the country somewhere! *sigh*

    Can't wait to see the pictures of the new babies! :)


  6. Oooo and so many cute ones too!! I talk of having chickens...well that is when we ever get settled long enough in one place. ;o)

  7. Hi Andrea, I just saw your comment on my blog...the mag I saw your shop mentioned in was the Winter issue of 100 decorating ideas under $100...they have a whole section using grain sacks and mention your shop - "get vintage-look coffee sacks at fadedplains.com"...I don't know if the pic they show is of your items or not. At any rate, it's always nice to get free advertising, right?!!

    Have a great weekend!

    :) T

  8. Wow your family is so lucky! Ever since we went to farm days at MSU my kids have wanted chickens. I would definitely have picked the gorgeous ones you all did! Have fun ~ Theresa

  9. My hubby and I were just talking about farm life yesterday...how we would love to get out of the craziness and just get some land and build a big farmhouse and have chickens! Just the thought of farm fresh egss....oh, my!

    Enjoy your new family!


  10. Congratulations! I have chickens too and will be enlarging the flock this spring. Enjoy the eggs and your girls!!!

  11. how fun!!! i hope you will show up pics of your girls when they arrive:)

  12. Oh how fun!!!!
    I wish we could have chickens, they are so colorful and happy.

  13. That's awesome. I would love to have chickens! Some of them are so beautiful and unique. Do they ever get personalities since you keep them as pets??

  14. Oh you simply MUST visit my pal Jayme at Tales of the Coop Keeper. I actually interviewed her Girls. They're all multi-talented :)


  15. What fun!!!!

    Do you think the 5 neighbors that I share walls with will mind a few 'cock-a-doodle-doo's' at the crack of dawn?

    I so wish I could have chickens in the middle of the 'burbs.....

    Enjoy them!

  16. Yahoooo...funny thing is I have always wanted chickens too....even when I was a small one..something about them. I want to see lots of images of your wee babies xoxoo

  17. Good for you. We have just started with chickens about eleven months ago and love them. We are only getting two or three eggs a day right now, but that's oaky as we know it slows down this time of year. Can't wait til it picks up again. Our favorite chicken we have to date is a Polish Bantam that looks like Kramer from Seinfeld. She is adorable and very sweet. The only thing is... she doesn't lay. Maybe none of this kind do, but we didn't know that. It doesn't matter, we love her anyway. Isn't it crazy that you can get chickens at the post office?

  18. Thank you for entered my giveaway.
    Good luck!

  19. How cool is that?
    Can't wait till you post pictures of their arrival.
    Wish we were neighbors ;)

  20. Andrea,

    This is so neat. You so need to keep us up to date with this new endeavor. Good luck!


  21. How wonderful and exciting! I love how your kiddos helped pick them too:) I can't wait to see all the pictures of them!

  22. Hi Andrea, as an occasional petsitter, I find chickens to be the perfect pet. You feed them and they pay you! How good can it get. Enjoy the girls. Sherry

  23. Andrea you are so in my zone right now! I really want some chickens at our little house in Ojai but I'm not up there enough and I worry about the needs of these special little friends. Many of our neighbors have chickens and roosters for that matter. But I can't wait to see your new "girls".

    Please share your experiences as I am so interested in how this will work for you and how much attention they need.

    I did a post on chicken houses a while back and the variety out there is so funny!

    fun times ahead....kelley

  24. Your blog is inspiring and so fun! I can't wait to see real pictures of your chickens. I'll visit often!

  25. LOVE the chickens! They will be adorable framed. Hope your having a great weekend.

    xox, Michelle

  26. that is so cool! I've always wanted chickens! Our village won't let us have them! I am going to have to live vicariously through you!

  27. Oh how I have always wanted some chickens~ Lovely picks can't wait to see photos!

  28. I am so jealous!!!! I have been wanting chickens for years...can't convince the hubby yet...
    Till then just getting fresh eggs from a friend ~ LOVE them!