The Plunge

Oh yes, my friends…we took the plunge and added a few new members to our family.  Four peeping little balls of fluff arrived over the weekend, and to say that we are ecstatic would be an understatement.  I had chickens before the boys were born (and that is a story you absolutely have to read… here, here and here), but since my last flock found a new home, I’ve been a bit too busy chasing babies and toddlers to even entertain the thought of chickens again.

But when I won a Providence-based contest for a custom made chicken coop (more on that later), I thought…well, the time is now!  You can’t have a gorgeous coop without chickens, now can you?  And so, we welcomed four little chicks into our home (two Marans, and two Araucana).  As of now, they are living in our laundry room, staying warm and toasty under a heat lamp.  Of course, Vijay is obsessed with them (and learning how to keep his enthusiasm under control and be gentle!), and Vik just wants to gnaw on them (he’s in that fun stage where everything goes in his mouth).  All in all, it’s shaping up to be an exciting spring.  And I can’t think of a more appropriate way to celebrate Earth Day- teaching my boys about the joy of producing food close to home!

13 thoughts on “The Plunge

  1. Anonymous

    AWESOME!!! I so want chickens…someday!

    Saw you at the farmer's market last weekend and was happy to see you with a smile on your face. Looked like getting out was doing you good!

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  2. Abby

    So cute! And how exciting! I'd been wondering about your chicken adventures ever since the issue with the city of Providence a few years ago.

    I've been thinking about raising chickens, and it would be great to hear about your experience with the day-to-day activities of raising chickens. How often you check in on them, how you deal with the regular amount of eggs, how you deal with predators, all that sort of thing. Thanks!

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  3. Susan

    Having been inspired by you and another blogger (Karen at The Art of Doing Stuff), we took the plunge and got 12 chicks about a month ago. We are in the coop building process and are anxious to get it finished – our chicks are in our living room in a large shipping crate. The chicks are a delight so far and we are looking forward to urban chicken farming.

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  4. EMMA

    How fun and how lucky to win a chicken coop! we are getting chickens again after a 4 year 'rest' and my husband is currently tuning an old dog kennel into a new coop. Can't wait to see yours!
    Going to read your chicken posts now. Loved your chicken article in the 1st Taproot mag.

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  5. Tori

    Gorgeous – I started reading your blog and found this post. We are buying chickens and adding a coop to our home after we've built. We've just added fruit trees, and have left space for the coop and shed ❤

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