Thursday, March 23, 2006


Rufus is quite proud of his mixed bag of offspring (some may not be his, but don't tell him that...). They have taken to their little home for the next several weeks. It's Gigi's dog crate, but we'll call it a brooder. They are mutts, but they are adorable mutts.

Tomorrow I'll be setting up the other brooder for the chicks who should arrive this weekend. I've also got to create a nice warm spot for the duckies and goosies. We are having our first annual Chickfest (I should have called it "Chickapalooza", but I already printed the invites) on April 1st.. It will be a big party for friends and future chicken parents. After the party they can take home their chicks and I'll be left with a much more manageable number. Did I mention that FIFTY chickens will be arriving this weekend???


  1. They are truly adorable.
    Have fun with the 50... at least it's not for long. :)

  2. Woo!

    How many chicks fit in a dog crate? That's a great idea.

  3. I've got 13 chicks in a border collie size wire crate. They will outgrow it, but for now it's perfect. I'm hoping to be able to dump them in with the new arrivals after a few weeks... Of the new arrivals, only 13 will be mine (I may be crazy, but I'm not THAT crazy!

  4. Good to know, thanks! Maybe we'll start ours out that way. Seems easier than some of the alternatives.