We have babies in our house! Not the human kind, though. The chicken kind. Brian and I have talked about raising backyard chickens for a couple years now. After all the talking, researching, planning, more talking, more researching, more planning, and fence-building, Brian brought home our first six chicks yesterday.
To say I am excited about our chicken babies might be a bit of an understatement. Of course, their fuzzy little selves are pretty hard to resist. But it is more than that. Those six little puff balls are evidence that I am becoming more of the person I ultimately want to be as I journey towards sustainability and self-reliance. I am proud that Brian and I have reached the point where we are ready enough to take the plunge into something so new and exciting (to us). We certainly are not pros at chicken-rearing, but I look forward to learning and growing. And eggs. I’m really looking forward to eggs.
That is awesome! I want to do that someday, too, but I just found out that in Houston, there is a ridiculous ordinance prohibiting keeping chickens within 100 feet of any building, school, or residence not owned by the chicken keeper. Effectively, that removes the possibility from most lots in the city.
I look forward to reading about this adventure!
Ugh…that’s disappointing about Houston. I adore chickens. They are so amazing to watch. I’m so excited about this journey! Thanks for sharing it with me!
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