I Think I Want Chickens….God help me.

Posted May 1st, 2009 by Julia

Eglu Chicken CoupToday in an email from Natural Home Magazine I saw these AMAZING chicken coops.  While I HATE the idea of one more thing to take care of, something about these cool looking chicken coops and the whole idea of being able to feed my kid eggs from a little creature we have cared for really appeals to me.  This Omlet company really has made it look much easier to have chickens.  I grew up with chickens in our backyard and some of the things I remember most were that you couldn’t walk back there without stepping in the most disgusting poop ever AND my brother being chased by the meanest rooster I have ever seen!  I’m still kind of scared of them to tell the truth.

The Fowl of Fair Oaks *photographer unknown

The Fowl of Fair Oaks *photographer unknown

Living in Fair Oaks, CA where chickens roam free all over the Village we have plenty of opportunity to experience them.  Some of the roosters are totally scary little brutes too!  We were at a deli one day picking up lunch when one little rooster decided to chase Katie and me.  I realize that I could of probably kicked him like a football if it started to really bother us, but I couldn’t hurt him so I picked Katie up and was kind of at his mercy.  LOL  It reminds me of the time when my friend Karen and I were at a park having lunch and decided to toss a few squirrels some scraps only to have what seemed like thousands of them come from out of nowhere chasing us onto a picnic table.  I swear it was like something out of a Hitchcock movie!  Uh yeah… pretty pathetic.

So in my quest of chickens I suppose I have a little something to overcome perhaps.  Actually it’s not the hens I’m afraid of and Michael promised that if we did get chickens that he would “take care of” any roosters.  I shudder to think what that actually meant and honestly he is such a softie I would bet it meant something like transferring him (the rooster not Michael) to a chicken park of some sort.  Well that’s what I’d like to believe at least.

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2 Responses to “I Think I Want Chickens….God help me.”

  1. Dawn says:

    Hi Julia, I saw your comment over at openadoptionsupport.com (I’m the admin there) and wanted to say hi and introduce myself! I’m adding your blog to my feedreader because it looks like you blog about a lot of things that interest me. So I will be back! Nice to meet you! 🙂

  2. admin says:

    Thanks Dawn. I’ve really been enjoying Open Adoption Support I look forward to getting to know you better.

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