Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pickin' a Chicken

How do I pick the perfect chicken? Well, that's a good question. It really depends. Here are some questions, and hopefully answers:

1. Breed: What breed should I get? --It depends on where you live and why you want to own chickens. If you live in a small place with a small yard, you might want to get a small chicken. A Silkie might be the right choice for you. This cute, fluffy little bird is a small breed with a very good temperment, and are also fantastic mothers. If you have lots of room, and you want chickens for meat, get a breed like the White Rock. They are very large, full birds with plenty of meat. Look for books on breeds for more info.--

2. Personality: What personality should I get? --If you are buying lots of birds, it doesn't much matter. But, if you want a few chickens as pets, you want a chicken that is sweet. If you are raising chicks, love your chicks as much as possible. (This way they will grow up loving you!)--

3. Condition: Does condition matter? If so, how? --Condition plays a pretty big part. If you buy a skimpy, half-dead chicks, they might not live long. I once bought a bunch of chicks at a farmers market for almost nothing (they were in a box together all stuffy), and they ALL died!--

That's pretty much it. Just think about that.

Luv 2 pets,


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

My Chickens

here is the list of my chickens- breed, gender, and name:

Americanas: Bella-F, Skittles-hopefully F

Rhode Island Red: Bridgett-F, Crissy-F, Butterscotch-F

Delaware: Ally(Alice)-F

Silver Laced Wyndotte: Sylvia-F

Silkie: Zha-Zha(pronounced like sha sha, only kind of Z sound)-ummm...not sure yet...

well, that's not all the chickens in our yard. check out my sister's blog for the rest. it's at the bottom of the page ;)

that's my chickens, and i love them all!! well, if YOU have pets (any kind), tell me!

lots of luv 2 animls,


(check it out! my sister's page is: she would really like it if you visited!!)

Chicken Care 101: Intro

Hey. I'm chickengirl, and this is my blog. In my blog, I'm gonna have lots of tips on chicken care and updates on my chicken status. Thanks y'all, and please please please leave comments!

Ok, first of all, if anyone that visits this page owns chickens or would like to, please let me know. I'd love to talk to you about owning them, and maybe we could exchange tips!

Second of all, i LOVE chickens! i'm really kind of obsessed. This is true: Almost whenever i see something with a chicken or rooster on it, (e.g. a mailbox or a hand towel) I say, "look! chicken!" Yeah, pretty weird. Anyways, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my, well, obsession!

Peace Peeps,