I finally got around to taking some pictures of our chicks over the weekend – and a short video, too (scroll down to see). The girls (er, hopefully they are all girls!) are two weeks old now, and you can see that their feathers are beginning to come in and replace that adorable chick fluff. Still pretty stinkin’ cute though, if you ask me! We have not named them yet, so if you have any chicken name ideas I would love to hear them.
Now that we have our girls home, it’s time to get going on building our coop – eep! There are actually lots of great modern coop designs out there, though some are astronomically expensive. Our budget is limited, to say the least, so we will be choosing plans to build our own coop rather than buying a ready-made coop or a kit – we have to factor in the cost of lumber and supplies, but it’s still the most affordable option. You can see six of my favorite designs above – some affordable, some most decidedly not.
And now for the chickies! Here is the Buff Brahma:
She is already my favorite. Such a sweetie! :) The other two were not as patient during their photo shoots, but you can spot them in the video…
Yes, they are eating out of my hand! Already when I say “heeere, chickie chickies” they come running right over. :) The honey colored one is the Buff Brahma, the black one is an Australorp, and the one with a white spot on her head and the beginnings of stripes is a Plymouth Barred Rock. I’m not joking about the name thing – we are taking suggestions, so feel free to chime in!
Have a great Monday, dears! xo Laura