a dream come true

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Ever since we moved here I’ve wanted to have chickens.  I love eggs and I love little Bantam chickens- like this little guy. They are so fancy looking. John has always opposed the chickens knowing that he’d get stuck with most of the cleanup and maintenance. And he doesn’t like eggs.  Tonight is my lucky night, I have no idea what has gotten into him, but he said that it would be okay to get chickens! Yipee! I’m off to Google some more about chickens.

Win a Bamboletta! Scroll down for more details. (I have to keep mentioning it!) 

Meike - June 24, 2008 - 7:09 am

Yay! When we ever get to move away from here to a bigger place (and a bigger garden), I am SO going to get some chickens too! You will post pictures when you get them, won’t you? :)

Leanna - June 24, 2008 - 9:54 am

How exciting! I have had my chickens for 4 years now and I love them so much. I actually just got a bunch more. Check out Feathersite.com for pictures and lots of information on any breed you could ever imagine. My favorite are bantams too, Cochins are wonderful, japanese, and silkies are great! All of them come in regular and bantam. If you ever need anyone to geek out with about chickens, I am your gal!

Beth - June 24, 2008 - 5:28 pm

Congratulations! Bantams always remind me of Margaret Wise Brown’s, The Big Red Barn… “There was a bantam rooster and a little bantam hen with a big clutch of eggs. Count them. There are ten.” I hope yours does as well. Thanks for inspiring tonight’s bedtime story!

admin - June 24, 2008 - 9:31 pm

I’m glad to see that you guys don’t think I’m insane! I found out that my good friend Con’s family has a line of Banties from 1974! I’m hoping that she can hook me up. I also found out that there is a ‘Chicken Swap'(!) going on this Saturday at Buckerfield’s. Chicken Swap! Ha! It’s like a whole other world just opened up.

Leanna, I will be in touch for some chicken advice! This is so exciting.

I will post pics!

Trish - June 25, 2008 - 6:18 pm

First, I have to say I love your blog, dolls, and how you have brought it all together while LOVING what you do (and the love shows). Congrats on the chickens, you have given hope, as I have been trying to convince my hubby that we NEED some too. I am obsessed with getting an Eglu by Omlet as soon as I get my new house with the big yard (August is the move date). The Eglu is originally from the UK but here is the US site http://www.omlet.us/homepage/homepage.php. I know at one point I had found a Canadian distributor but just can’t seem to find it at the moment.

Nice to know someone else loves the simple things in life!

Trish

Leanna - June 26, 2008 - 11:29 am

No problem, just email me if you have any questions. Good luck at the swap, they are a great place to meet chicken folks and get some really good birds. Get your hands on the banty line if you can! I am jealous

admin - June 30, 2008 - 9:22 pm

Thanks Trish! Good luck on the chickens. I think I will need to start a new blog on chicken love. Wait, that sounds weird.Ha! You know what I mean 😉
Okay Leanne, you are my lady on chicken info. It looks like I jumped the gun a bit on time, John wants to do this next Spring.

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