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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Growing Chicken Hobby Story Entry

Thought I would do another entry on the past. How I came to have and love so many chickens. I haven't done one since I talked about the Black Austrolorps and the Barred Rocks went outside.

As usual I put the new ten in a holding area that was attached to the end of the existing run. Doing this gives the older girls time to investigate the newer girls without there being a lot of squabbling and hen pecking. After a couple of weeks I let them out and put them all together. There was very little arguing amongst the new and old. I was glad to see my plan had worked.

Winter came...we were looking looking looking at houses. We started out looking down south on I75...no, just too much development. We would be crowded out in no time and besides Ians commute would be pure and simple hell with five million of his closest friend going north to Atlanta on I75, and there is a wreck guaranteed almost every morning to slow you up. Then we tried looking out towards where his Dad lives...after much debate and not finding what we were really looking for we decided against that as the Newnan area was growing up by leaps and bounds too.

Well, there was West...towards Alabama..but we would have to go past Paulding County. It has exploded with growth in the past ten years. Okay. We found an agent exclusive to that area. She was great. We had five houses lined up to look at that next weekend. We looked at all, but none were just right.

Now back to the chickens. I knew we were getting close. We had the money to get the house...we just had to find it. It was just going to be a matter of time before we found that right place. So...about the end of January new chicks came in to the local feed store. This time he had the cutest little chicks, so cute you just couldnt help it, you had to have them. So I got five. Five americauna chicks. These are the kind that lay blue or green eggs. I have had both colors come out of these hens.

So, here they are in the box still from bringing them home. So...total head count including these...twenty five chickens...in the city limits...in a neighborhood. (GRIN)


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gen0507 said...

Awww aren't they cute????


plieck30 said...

You should have charged the people in the neighborhood to look at your chickens. No, just kiddin' Paula

mosie1944 said...

I remember watching all this happen back on Country Living.  Seems like yesterday!

mcknansmom said...

thank you for visiting my journal and leaving a comment!  I am enjoying reading about your chicks and such.  my daughters are champion chicken chasers, you know!

nelishianatl said...

I am so glad I found your journal.  We are practically neighbors!  I live in Cartersville in a rural area.  I am putting you on alerts and adding you to my private journal.  I've been journaling for four years and my life has taken a turn for the better in the last year.  How my granddaughter would love to see all your animals!  Those pictures are so cute!  I grew up with chickens around but don't know the names of breeds like you do.