Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Day Has Come..

...The chickens are outside.

And now they have names. Daisy, Hyacinth, and Violet. Yes, they're named after the ladies on Keeping Up Appearances.

And it's quiet in the house. And I'm worried about them. But the last I checked (about 15 minutes ago) they were sleeping soundly and NOT huddled together in the throes of extreme cold. As much as it pains me to think they could be chilly, I know that I built that coop well enough and these little birds have a very impressive down coat. And super lush beards. And incredibly feathery feet. It's like they're rocking scarves and boots! Stop worrying, Julie. It's going to be alright...


I wouldn't leave you guys without photos of the Henitentiary!

Check it out, I found decorations for it, too! Tomorrow I plan to build a chicken swing, hang up their food, and give their new home a little swagger. Solar lanterns and a giant rooster? Lucky hens, indeed!


  1. They are SO CUTE! Ah! I squeal! The coop and run look WONDERFUL! Pine shavings?

  2. Thank you so much, Jessika! I love my little birdies! They've been such a joy already.

    You're right, pine shavings! I found a relatively inexpensive local source for them, and they seem to like them. Plus, I feel a little bit better tonight knowing they have 6" of soft bedding to nestle into if needed. :)

  3. Lovely! Had to ask to make sure they weren't cedar. Your ladies look so happy! Fluff!

  4. I gotta ask... Which one's Hyacinth? XD

  5. Hyacinth is my alpha chicken, she's definitely the boss of the roost! She's the one in the middle of the first photo. :D

    Thanks for looking out for me and my flock, Jessika! I love the smell of cedar, but thankfully I read up on how it's not all that awesome for birds. :)