Poultry Adventure

Don’t let anyone tell you that poultry isn’t smelly.

We went on an adventure to raise our own chickens and ducks (for eggs, not for eating.) My engineer husband designed a coop, and off we were with some fantastic friends along for the ride and responsibility into a world of poop and more poop. Don’t get me wrong, I love my chickens, but I did not realize how foul smelling they would be.  When we are drowning in delicious farm fresh eggs, though, we might not mind a little odor. They are pretty simple maintenance, too, just a clean up once a week, and food end water every other day. I also let them out in the yard to wander and eat grass and bugs when I am home (and it is not pouring rain, because the old addage is correct, chickens do not have enough sense to come in out of the rain.)

I love talking about out little farm to anyone who might listen: 5 chickens, 2 ducks, 3 cats and a dog (who herds all of the afore mentioned.) I would encourage anyone who will listen to my rant to start their own. That is, if you don’t mind your little dog tracking mud all over the house, and the cats shedding everywhere. (But really, it’s great.)  We stared with a garden, and now with the poultry I just dream of what farm animals will come next (Goats, perhaps?) My husband says no, but I still might wear him down.    🙂


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Grammy on December 30, 2010 at 8:06 am

    You slay me !!! with your farm news. I will be looking forward to the up coming adventures.


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