August 20, 2011

city chickens

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Several months ago, Jacob found out we could own up to six chickens where we live in the city limits. It didn't take long for him to begin construction on a hen house to be tucked away in our backyard. Once Jacob's dad got involved, we had a grandiose poultry paradise.

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It was originally supposed to be about half this size. But we like to spoil our chickens. :)

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They have a nice little window with a pretty plant ledge.

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A little door for easy egg collection.

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A pretty, shady white crepe myrtle to keep them from cooking in the backyard.

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FRESH eggs are so much better! So fluffy and much more taste.

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And Chloe loves her new little friends - I think we have an animal lover on our hands.

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Yes, I know her pacifier is dragging the ground - gross. We do clean it. 
My favorite hen is the white one with the feathers on her legs - see her there on the left?


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