The City Chicks

The life and times of a couple of urban farmgirls!

No eggs yet July 28, 2010

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Do you have any eggs yet?  That’s the question I get asked at least once or twice a week.  No not yet.  Our girls are still too young.  Maybe by fall.  Our girls are growing into their own little personalities though.  With Izzy, our Buff Orpington,  definitely being one of the sweetest.  Just yesterday she started following me around the yard and when I called her to the gate she came flitting over to me.  The Dominiques, Milly and Tilly are tame and like to be held when you go to them.  Then you have the Crazies…  The Ameraucanas, Cleo and Isis, they like to be the leaders of the group and at the same time the loners.  They are not as social towards us as the others but by no means are they mean.  They still allow us to hold them…if we can catch them!   We got the crazies for their beautiful blue and green tinted eggs though.  We still have three baby chicks in our house though.  We are in the process of getting the older ones used to their presence in the yard so they don’t get picked on to terribly.  Although, I think a little is to be expected. 

If you are ever in the neighborhood stop by and visit and us.  You better plan to stay a bit though.  The girls will lull you into a calm submission with their little crackles and chirpy sounds.

Hugs~ Christina

 

There here… May 20, 2010

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Yes, they have arrived.  What you may be wondering?  Well if you have been reading the ramblings of the City Chicks for a while you probably already know…The Chicks are here! The Chicks are here!  The post office called us at 6:40 a.m. yesterday to let us know that are chicks were ready to get picked up.  Who knew the USPS would call anybody that early.  They proceeded to call us two more times even though they didn’t open until 8:30.  Apparently they must have been nervous or scared of the peeping box.  The chicks all arrived safe and soundly. *Even though the hatchery put the wrong address on the box.  Luckily Omaha is not that big of a city! 

 Jade has already started naming them in pairs.  Izzy & Bella for the Buff Orpington’s, Tilly & Milly for the Dominique’s, and no names for the two Ameraucana’s yet.

Well I’m off to get the house ready for Farmgirl Friday.  Have a great day!

Hugs~The City Chicks

 

So it is started… May 5, 2009

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Well this was a busy weekend. It definitely fueled my creative spirit. I was able to work some more on my punch needle project for starts. Darn I had no idea how time consuming that new little craft would be! I think when it is done it will be well worth it though and I am already wanting to start another one I saw at the quilt store or design one of my own.
The most exciting part though was to start of the chicken coop! Me and my hubby started it finally. Even Jade lent a helping hand. Which if you know my beloved first born she is sort of a non-manual-labor type of girl. She was a great help though. Now if you know me and my hubby you know we are not builders by trade. Yes, I took shop and drafting in high school so I feel pretty comfortable but not confident in my skills. We got the plans online. While they were decent and had pictures they were not precise and we had to improvise quite a bit. However, surprisingly we did get it all framed in and the door hung. I love the door it is one that we found at the habitat Re-Store. We had a few disagreements during the building process but of course he usually gives in to what I want anyway. He is too good to me.
Yesterday the hubby took me to find the handle. I don’t think he knows what that has fully lead to though. At least not yet. The reason I say that is because we originally started out going back to the Re-Store to get the handle. Well they didn’t have any there that would work so the gentleman there suggested we go up to A & R Salvage to look. WOW!!! I can’t imagine how I never knew of this place. It was filled with all kinds of recycled goodies. Old concrete slabs from some of local buildings, iron fence sections, doors, windows, screens and even old cast iron claw foot tubs. You name it they had it. I will be going back because I may be getting the old tin roofing for our coop but I really want to see how much they are wanting for the old iron fencing. It would make a beautiful garden trellis for my beans. I will have to see though because Jade and I still need to finish the interior of the coop. The new city-chicks will need a home with a little farmgirl flair to stay cozy and happy.
It was an amazing weekend so a big thanks to Todd for helping me feed my much deflated creative side.