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Bun in the Oven!

April 5, 2010

And by “bun” I mean “4 baby chicks.” And by “oven” I mean “box under a heat lamp.”

Say hello to our newest additions!! We go to meet them tomorrow afternoon. I found them on craigslist, this guy bought them, then got accepted into this school program and decided he didn’t have as much time for them as he thought he would.

I don’t know which is which, but he said that there is an Ameraucana, LegHorn, Barred Rock, and a Speckled Sussex. Anyone know anything about chickens? We’re going to have to read http://www.backyardchickens.com cover to cover (or whatever the web lingo is for that). Cuties right?

The guy we’re buying from is giving us the coop he built as well. It’s basically a re-purposed kids playhouse with some modifications. And he’s giving us their box, the heat lamp, their food… AND he’s delivering it all! All for $125 – way less than the price of the gear/food/coop.

We’re feeling lucky to have found this guy, just doing a decent thing and re-homing his birds that he doesn’t have time for, with all of their housing and feed, etc.,  for a reasonable price. We weren’t interested in buying chicks from the feed store or whatever, most of you who know me know that I just flat out have an ethical repulsion for ‘purchasing’ animals. So, happy to have found a re-home situation, and be able to buy everything we need for really cheap! (The smallest, most ghetto looking, lean-to, hell hole chicken coops run about $300)

Check this thing out:

Super cute! And the perspective is weird in this photo, but its 4’x4 and 5 feet tall. Plenty big!

Of course, we’ll post pics and stories and names as soon as we bring the little dudes home.

d.

ps: I promise to never cry wolf with “bun in the oven” again. If there is a babymaking related post again, it will be real. xo.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 5, 2010 9:59 pm

    Chickens are awesome. We have had up to 12 at one time for many years. It is awesome to get fresh eggs and man the difference between store bought and fresh is amazing. Have fun!

  2. April 6, 2010 11:17 am

    So, D, are you off the vegan bandwagon? I, myself, have made exceptions where I had re-homed a bred goat (milk), and would consider the eggs in your situation, too. (It’s the breeding for food I can’t do, personally. Or hunting. But that’s just me, and I only even bring it up ’cause we’ve talked vegan stuff before. 😀 )

    Congrats on giving the little ones a great new home! 😀

  3. Amanda Pants permalink
    April 8, 2010 11:34 am

    I love it! Their little house is super rad. Well done!

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