1. Congrats! That is just too exciting. I want some really, really bad but we want to wait until we buy a house (we rent now). Someday!

  2. Congratulations!How exciting — the look on the faces of your kids says it all!

  3. Ooh, so exciting! One day, I’ll have chickens of my own. I swear it.

  4. SO fun!

    We got chickens about 3/4 weeks ago. It’s been a blast!

    PS- I’m in Colorado, too. :)

  5. I’m so jealous! My mom brought home some chicks a few years ago. At the time, my husband and I were living with my parents and we loved feeding the “cheepies” and watching them grow. It was really sad when my mother had to move and get rid of the chickens, because as adults they were really just like her pets, very social. I also miss the fresh eggs!

    Fun sidenote about the eggs: One of her hens refused to get off of her eggs… I guess it’s pretty common when a hen wants to have chicks. So my mother covertly slipped two new baby chicks into her laying area for her to raise. So cute!

    I hope you and your family have a lot of fun with your new chickens!

  6. Yay! I’m glad you’re back!
    What happy chicken news… I’ve been browsing coop designs myself since my husband had the good sense to give in to my whining for chickens. :)
    But since we’re having a (human) baby this spring, the chickens may have to wait a while.

  7. There is a movement here in Richmond, VA to allow chickens…enjoy yours! Fingers crossed that we will follow that road someday.

  8. look how big your kids are!!!!! i’m glad you finally got your chickens.

  9. Nice chicks. Our chickens started as basement chicks as well. Keep an eye on them, because they start spreading their wings and looking for roosts pretty quickly. I’m eager to see what you guys end up building for their coop.

  10. Welcome Back!!!!!!!! I hope you’re sticking around.

    The new chicks (and the new dog) are so cute. Our “city” does not currently allow chickens, but there is a movement underway. I’m hoping I can add some feathered friends to my backyard next summer if all goes well.

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  12. Wow, I am surprised you got Longmont to change their regulations and allow you to keep chicks anywhere. I have been after my husband for a while now to allow me to get some farm animals. We live on 2.63 acres of farmland in TX. I would like to get some chicks, ducks, goats and possibly a calf to raise for the meat only. so far he is dead set against it but I think as prices go up in the stores for his favorite things I might be able to convince him.

  13. Exposing children to animals at an early age can be an effective learning tool. It’s a good way to teach your children responsibility for taking care of live creatures. It teaches them science as well. And of course the free eggs. So it’s all cool.

  14. That’s so cool! Just wanted to say hi and that I’m sending you virtual hugs from Sweden where we live now.. it’s been a long time :)

  15. Congratulations! We have 6 hens and 2 chicks right now. They are so much fun!

  16. Nowadays it’s great to see more and more people becoming self sustaining by purchasing chickens and harvesting their own eggs. Not only is it fun for kids but the hormone free eggs are the most perfect organic food for your family.

  17. Now that you’ve had your chickens for over a year can you tell me which type has proved to be the best layer?

    And I love the mention of the double-yolk eggs … it takes me back to my childhood when they seemed to be far more common.

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