For the Love of a Chicken

Strange thing, the love of chickens.

The little critters come in so many veritable infinite
color combinations,
have such whimsical names,
like:

Barnevelders
Australorps
Orpingtons
Wyandottes
Welsummers
Silkies
Seabrights
Andalusians
MILLE DE FLEURS!

and they are so easy to keep. . .

all the while, they reward us with eggs with little effort on the farmer's part . . .

Collecting them can easily become a
 passtime, and learning the different breeds, lines
and egg colors comes quickly, too.

We went on a long drive to buy Blue and Blue Laced Red Wyandottes

I am super excited to have breeding pairs for next spring and to be able to offer these rare
chickens locally!

For now, I'm suffering through the smell chicks create
 inside while cooped up in the laundry room: Blech!