Thursday, February 4, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday

C is for Chicken

C is for chicken, but not the Chicken Spaghetti  recipe from Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook, although it was yummy! It makes a lot and there is just Jeff and I so we ate it for dinner three nights.   No, C is for the chicks that I am getting ready to place my first order for to fill up the chicken coop hubs built last fall.  Here are the beauties I have on my list:
I put this scrapbook page together last night with pictures from the catalog I am ordering from and a picture of our coop that hubby built this past fall.  I expect I will start a scrapbook when the little ladies come so I might as well get started for Alphabe-Thursday.  I am planning on all girls because I really just want friendly egg layers.  It was really hard to make a choice because I wanted them all.  So I had to make my decision by the descriptions not the pictures.  I made my choices by picking breeds that could be free range or confinement, cold tolerant, docile and and not very broody.  I am hoping to free range some but we have fox and I think we will have to add a fenced section out the back end of the coop.  The company I am ordering from will try and send the gender you order but I might get a rooster in the bunch.  All that I can say about that is he better not be mean or he will end up in the Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti.  I am linking up with Jenny Matlocks Alphabe-Thursday here:Jenny Matlock
Go on over to Jenny's and check out all the other party participants entries.  It is always fun to see all the different ways everyone uses the letter of the week.  Thanks for stopping by, I hope everyone is having a great week!

25 comments:

Linda said...

How interesting, hope you continue to show us the chicks and how they grow.

Maggie B said...

Good luck with the chooks!
~Maggie~

Viki said...

Good luck with the chickens. Your husband did a very good job on the coop. Can't wait to see pictures when the ladies come LOL.

Jenny said...

Oh, what a cool scrapbook page! I am so envious that you are getting chickens. Perhaps you can bring you for show and tell! Thanks for the smile! A+

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I love your Chicken Collage!!! Thanks for sharing! Pop on over and visit me when you have a chance.
And be sure to ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!
Happy Alphabet Day!
C is for Coralie

mrs. c said...

I L O V E your scrapbook page and your know I adore your chicken coop, I want you and hubby to come to Tennessee when I retire to the lake house and we can all build me one and have a great big party too!! By then you will be the "chicken lady" and I can ask you all sorts of questions and you will know all the answers!

Catherine said...

Chickens ... I want chickens! Very creative chicken collage, I like it :) .

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You're so lucky! My grandmother kept chickens on her farm in PA when I was a child and her eggs were out of this world!
Since I live in a crowded city we're not allowed to have them due to health regulations.

Enjoy --loved your acrapbook!

Deborah Ann said...

Cute scrapbook page! Get it...C is for cute? heheh...

Sarah said...

Your chicken collage is too cute. Good luck with the chickens. Ah, fresh eggs every day!

laterg8r said...

you cracked me up with the comment about the rooster becoming part of the spaghetti :D

mbkatc230 said...

Love that chicken coop, it's so cute! How fun to have laying hens, there is nothing better than a fresh egg. Are you getting any of the chickens that lay colored eggs? I always fall in love with the blue and green eggs at the farmer's market (DH just rolls his eyes!) Fun, interesting post! Kathy

Carol said...

Cute little chicken coop! I love your post...chickens scare me...I have to admit...but what a great subject for your C post!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Those chickens have it made. That's a very nice chicken coop!

mrs. c said...

If you look in the top lefthand corner of my blog there is cutestlittleblogspot.com Just click on the icon and it will take you to the site. All is free and you just need to follow the directions. One thing, if you have another background that you have loaded on your dashboard, you will need to delete it and cut and paste as per instructions I also changed the font colors and backgrounds. The hardest thing is decided which to use!

Linda said...

Best of luck with your CHICKS!!!

Blessings,
Linda

mub said...

I'd love to have chickens someday, but they aren't a very good apartment-friendly animal *L* I love your scrapbook page, it'll be fun to see it with pictures of your new ladies.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love chickens....I like to watch them scratch around the yard...I miss having them.....Melinda

My name is PJ. said...

I've always thought having some chickens would be fun and interesting. Good luck with it! I hope to see pictures as they get big.

Amanda said...

Good luck with chicken keeping-- my husband has been wanting to keep chickens for the longest time, but our city only just passed an ordinance allowing a limited number of chicken keepers.

Jo said...

lol at the rooster comment! I love the chicken scrapbook page ... i hope you get a chance to make many more!

Jackie said...

Love the scrapbook page!! And sure hope you get a nice rooster!!!

Blessings!
Jackie

Rhonda said...

cute cute cute scrapbook page!
:)

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hometown girl said...

your page is adorable! what a fun idea! susan