Eva, Ethel, Lucy & Maggie: You Complete Me.
It finally happened: we got us some live chickens -- YAY!!! No eggs yet but these girls are almost ready... about a month to go before they start producing incredible edible eggs.
Which will be valued at about $100 a piece. So far...
Feeding the girls organic feed ($29 for 50 lbs. Is that nuts?) Plus kefir mixed with ground flax seeds, leftovers, discounted (read "old") veggies from the Good Foods Market. I keep this Backyard Chicken Treats chart on the side of my fridge so they get only allowed goodies!
They are so happy, I think. We are so happy, no question. Not only for fresh eggs, but for the independence of growing our own food. We need a couple more chickens... I'd like a couple more acres, too!
And because the girls bring a little Costa Rica to our backyard. We miss Costa Rica like crazy sometimes... the energy there is very different from here. Free-er. No chemtrails over the countryside. Few prisons. Way less meddling. Definitely a live and let live attitude. We miss that!!!
The girls have names, we just don't know who's who yet. Here's a little introduction video. You tell me: who's who?