The Chickens Have Landed

10 Apr

So it’s hardly a small start, but today we got chickens. A Mum and her three teeny fuzzy chicks. By getting the chicks, we hope to:

  • Get free eggs – another thing we don’t have to go to The Supermarket for.
  • Educate our kids about chickens.
  • Have an efficient kitchen-waste system.

The second-hand hen house cost a hundred bucks on Trademe. The birds were free from a friend. I invested an extra $50 in sawdust, chicken wire, and the chicken equivalent of Sultana Bran. This whole project has been discussed by our family for over two years. In the end it was fairly painless . . . so far.  Turns out the cat is very interested. I will keep you updated on this situation.



One Response to “The Chickens Have Landed”


  1. Bok Choy for the Chooks | sustainability wench - April 27, 2013

    […] couple of weeks ago, we got a Mumma chicken and her four bebe chicks. We call them Mumchick and Sons (though there is some evidence the bebes are all […]

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