Over the Fence Urban Farm

Our Little Ladies

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Five years ago, I started seriously exploring the possibility of getting a backyard chieckn flock. I was also pregnant and told by my very wise husband that I couldn’t get chickens and a baby in the same year. (I’m sure someone reading this has proved it’s possible, but I think he was right where we were concerned.) Tonight, I’m typing to the mostly sweet sound of our two-week old ladies cheep-cheeping away in the basement.

We got 6 chicks – 2 Buckeyes, 2 Dominiques, and 2 Golden Wyandottes. We chose these breeds for their hardiness, productivity, and variety of feather patterns – I wanted a flock with some visual diversity…

It’s been an amazing two weeks watching them transform from sweet little puff-balls with feet and beaks to the gawky teenagers they are now.

Day one. Undeniably cute and fluffy.

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Feathers coming in…

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Thigh muscles developing…

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And necks stretching.

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It’s been a lot of fun watching them explore the great outdoors,

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And make new friends.

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Looking forward to reporting on their progress another two weeks from now. By then, they might just be living outside!

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