Two New Additions

We had two new additions to close out the weekend:

  • a few more chicks- you just can’t ever have too many chicks
  • a vegetable garden

Now, I have come to a good place around how many chickens is too many chickens.  According to my husband that special number is 25, which I will agree is a good number to land on.  Before this weekend I was actually good with the number of chickens I had in the barn so new addition was my husband’s idea.  One of the favorites is Lady Bird.  She is the most friendly bird and Dustin has been recently playing with the idea of letting Lady Bird have some chicks.  This weekend was one of those times that the topic came up again.  I explained to him that for Lady Bird to have chicks means I have to get some more chicks.  The only roosters I have are Bob and Ringo.  If Ringo is the father we won’t have bantam sizes anymore and if Bob is the father… well… I am a little concerned what those chicks will look like.

Dustin and I began to search out craigslist and ran across a farmer who loves his chickens as much as I do.  I met up with his wife, who is not the chicken person in the family and came home with 5 new additions.

I have to admit they are very cute.


The other new addition was the vegetable garden.  This is Dustin’s baby similar to the chickens being my hobby.  Dustin had mentioned wanting a garden several weeks back and began tilling the ground.  I was not prepared how big he wanted to go.  In the process of mentioning how big this garden was going to be, he reminded me that he doesn’t mess with my chickens- don’t mess with his garden.  So, gardening here we go…  We spent the weekend finishing tilling, testing the ground and putting place markers for each item.  Dustin joked that the garden looked like a graveyard for the chickens.  I was not impressed.


We were blessed with a picturesque sky to capture what a great weekend it was.



I will also give a quick update on the previous little chicks.  They are now 7 and 10 weeks old and full of energy.  They enjoy their freedom in the barn.  One of the interesting discoveries is I thought I had picked up 2 black marans but instead have discovered they are silver laced wyandottes.   Was hoping for a darker egg layer but am relieved they are sexed, unlike the marans.  I will have 7 more egg layers hopefully by July.

Published by chickwithawhistle

I am a school administrator by day and a new hobby farmer by night. My family consists of my husband, a farmer boy at heart, and myself, a city girl learning the ropes, along with our two children. We are excited to embark on this new adventure.

3 thoughts on “Two New Additions

  1. You guys are living the dream! So happy for you. Looks like you’ve found pretty perfect heaven on earth there! Well done – it’s beautiful! ❤ Love from AK! 🙂


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