Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chicky Ladies






We got chickens last week, Laying hens, and 2 turkeys. We wanted to start raising our own eggs again. Eggs here are $4 a dozen for junky store eggs, and we can raise our own good eggs for a lot less than that. So, that's what we're going to do. We actually ordered them from the Homer feed store a couple of weeks ago, but then we decided to check out the other feed store in Soldotna. They carry different types, so we got 20 chickens up there last week. Monday the Homer store called and said that the 20 we reserved with them were in, if we wanted to come and get them still. So we talked about it for a couple days and decided to get them too. So actually we have 40 hens now. Its a lot of hens, but we wanted to have lots of eggs, and we will. We'll sell the extra eggs to pay for the feed, and it will be great. We can sell them for $3 a dozen or so. Should be fun. Oh, and I included pics of our plants in our new greenhouse too. :)

4 comments:

Joanna said...

40 HENS! WOW! Sounds like a lot of work - but cool. Good luck with them.

Brian & Charlotte Carper said...

HEY _ That top plant shelf in the green house looks suspiciously like my kitchen window shutter ? ? ? ! ! !

Did you build it that way to coordinate - or, or, or, something ? ? ?

Everybody - check back in a day or so - we have the coolest chicken pens that Justin built us and we have lots of plants in their big pots already. Charlotte

The Rhiens said...

Ahhhhh! They are SO cute! You guys are going to have your hands full when they all mature. Whoa! GOod luck.

Earlene

Denae said...

Cute little guys, but not knowing much about these things... what is up with them being black? A different kind?