Saturday, May 21, 2011

Chick News!

Chick update...they are 10 weeks today!
I am amazed how fast they have grown. I have some shocking news! Do you see one is quite larger than the other two with a large tail? Well it turns out Sadie is a rooster! Some very loud, strange sounds have been coming out of her (him) this week?! Yes, a rooster and a very sweet one too. They were suppose to be all hens but picking 3 out of 100+ chicks, the odds were low but a little rooster could be among them! The sad :( part is I cannot have a rooster where I live. Sadie (now Sam) will be heading to a big ranch to live with lots of "chicks"...LOL! He will be very happy there even tho he was sure loving his 2 girls here. Someone said roosters are mighty tasty! I could never eat him!!! Actually I do not eat chicken anymore but looking forward to some fresh eggs for baking. I will miss Sadie/Sam.
Look how big Gracie is. Love her markings. She is a Barred Rock. Flossie is a Red New Hampshire. Both great layers. I plan on getting 2 more chickens.
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Below are some sneak peeks at the chicken coop hubby is building! I was going to wait and unveil it after it was done but I couldn't wait! Bet you will never guess ;) what the front of it is...
that's where the nesting boxes will be.
The piece is over 100 years old.



 I will keep you posted on the Chick News! 
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Have a wonderful week!

32 comments:

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Maryjane,

wow, your chickens sure are purdy :) :) That's funny that one turned out to be a rooster. I'm sorry you have to part with Sadie. Is that because of zoning laws in your area?

I was curious about not eating chicken. What do you do for meat? I'm actually asking because I'm looking to eat a little less meat, just because it costs a lot. Anyways, I'm glad Sadie is going to have a good home to run around ;) :)

That's interesting that your hubby tunes pianos? Does he have a website? I think some of my friends live in that area. I'm not sure if they pianos. However, I'd be happy to pass the website link on my Facebook page, so they can check it out :)

Have a lovely weekend, Maryjane ;) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sorry to hear about Sadie/Sam but can't wait to see the two new pretty girls:@)

A Vintage Chic said...

What a gorgeous chicken coop it's going to be, Maryjane--lucky chicks!

They're getting SO big & beautiful! Can't wait to get ours next year--I'll be asking you for pointers since you'll be so experienced by then!

Sorry about Sadie/Sam--that's too bad!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Julie

kpaints said...

OMGosh, I can't believe how much they have grown!! Mine are a couple weeks behind yours...I think (April 11) so they must be planning to grow mighty fast. They are getting rowdy now! I am really wondering about Eleanor, she has been making strange sounds too. lol

Love the piano work...ha! My coop is going to be a bit out there too! Can't wait to see yours!

I love my 'girls' too and would never eat one. If I have a roo then he will stay, I live in the country.

myletterstoemily said...

what sweet chicks! sorry one turned out
to be a rooster, but that's pretty funny.
enjoy all the delicious eggs!

*Shelli* said...

I can't believe Sadie is a SAM!!! And can't wait to see the Chicken Coop :)

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I've wanted to get a couple of chickens for a while now but read that they require a great deal of time and money. You've inspired me to rethink this one through. Too bad about Sam. I'm your newest follower.

Lorilee said...

I had the same experience. My first two Americaunas turned out to be roos. Have fun with your chickens. I can't wait to see the rest of your coop.
Blessings,
Lorilee

Annesphamily said...

Those chicks are pretty! I love the markings. I wish I still had our piano. But it would be long distance!n I live in Colorado! LOL! Have a terrific weekend. Anne

deb said...

does hubby come as far as rancho cucamonga??? I just bought a piano and its being delivered tuesday...if hedoesnt come this far maybe he can recommend someone...and NOW I need to find a piano teacher!!!
LOVE the ckickens!!!!!

Paula said...

Thought these were reds from my home state, but then New Hampshire's birds are a strain of the Rhode Island Red, close enough! Good luck with them!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Maryjane !
I haven't been here in so-o-o-o
long . I don't blog alot anymore because I am sick alot now.
Anyway when I saw your chickens I got so excited ! Your chickens are the same size as mine. I have the same kind also ! Except some of mine are Rhode Island Reds. I have 9 barred and 6 reds . The reds, I call them the Golden Girls. ha !
My hubby built them a nice house and I am really enjoying them. It helps to keep my mind off of myself.
I think I have 2 or 3 Roo's ! Yikes !

Createology said...

Super clever chicken coop. Your hubby is very talented. Love your chickens. So sorry about Sadie. At least Sam will be happy with lots of hens. Wonderful weekend...

Heidi Davies said...

I so wish I lived in your area. My piano needs some attention. If he's ever out in the Fontana area, let me know.

~Heidi (Burnham) Davies

Sunny Simple Life said...

Do you just love your chickens? Too bad about the rooster but they can be noisy. I think it looks like a part of a piano that is going to be the coop. Did I guess it?

corners of my life said...

The roosters in my daughter's neighborhood {Cambodia!} crow at three a.m. so . . . I am thinking giving him away will make your neighbors happy.

Ali said...

I'd love to be able to keep a few chickens. And what a surprise to find out one of your "girls", isn't!

Ali
http://thenospringchickendiaries.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

I am lovin' your chicks! ! Anxious for the coop "reveal"...))smiles))

Wendy said...

I am very happy to have found your blog tonight...my girls are begging for hens and I am thinking it is a good idea! Can't wait to read more!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Oh, I so want a chicken or two or three. But I will just have to look at yours and dream. LOL. I look forward to seeing the piano / chicken coop. Hope you had a good weeking.....~Cherrie~

Elyse said...

hi maryjane,

what a fun and funny story! it looks like the hens are going to have themselves a real fancy-pants kind of coop. looking forward to seeing what don puts together! i know it will be fabulous.

happy chicking!

xo
elyse

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

I can't wait to see the coop!
I am intriqued already.

Isn't it funny to hear them when they first are learning to crow????
So sweet!

Hugs, Dolly

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, your post made me want to have chickens even more than before. I love chicks, they are so cute. Love visiting your blog you always have something that is so intereting. Have a wonderful day, Karie

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sorry you have to give hime up. I can't wait to see the piano transformed. Joni

Elsie said...

Maryjane your girls sure are growing fast. Why is it there is always one killjoy in the bunch.
I love to hear the rooster crowing early in the morning. We used to have one when I was a little girl and he was "LOUD". I see your hubby is fine tuning the coop. I can't wait to see it. Those girls will live in style. Talk about some city chicks!!!

Denise said...

Poor Sam! I could probably never eat chicken again either. Especially after I named them. I LOVE your blog! At first, I have to confess, I loved you for your cute cute little vintage trailer! I am DIEING for one!! But then.....I found out you're just an all around cool gal! With awesome vintage taste! Am still loving browsing your archives. Stop in for a visit when you have time.

Boho Farm and Home said...

That seem to happen to us to everytime we get "sexed" chicks too. He'll be happy on the farm.
Your girls look happy and healthy.
xo
Caroline

PatsyAnne said...

An organ chicken coop? How creative the hubby is - and how cultural your girls will be...

I love Gracie! And I agree, when raising chickens for eggs, eating chickens for meat is almost sinful (LOL)...

Love your blog, although now you can rename it "Chickens in the Organ" or "Chickens in the Church"... LOL

PatsyAnne

Whosyergurl said...

Maryjane,
I have chickens, too. (First time.) Mine will be 6 weeks old this Saturday. They look about the same size as yours which is encouraging because maybe this growth spurt will slow down. They have been eating us out of house and home!
Love your names...like old ladies.
:-) xo, Cheryl

Rella said...

Is that a piano that is being used for the coop? Gorgeous carving.

Oh how funny you ended up with a rooster..........They are all so gorgeous. do they have different personalities?

Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

xox Rella

Katmom said...

Oh thank goodness, it wasn't "gracie' who was a he...lol!
Do I spy a piano in the hens future? hmmmm!
hugz
>^..^<

laurie said...

such beautiful chickens,, are they pets,, I know you don;t eat them,, sorry you have to give up Sadie,, I'm loving your blog,, its beautiful,, I'm now a follower,