Thursday, March 25, 2010

City Chickens

Even though it has been a full visit this time, I wanted to take a minute to introduce you to my sisters' chickens. Actually I can't remember all of their names so as to not hurt any feelings we will just call them the girls....Oh and the boy too. They live in Portland Oregon and are very happy being city chickens. The coop was lovingly built mostly by Uncle Bob but their Mommy helped too.
I think that you are only supposed to have a few chickens and no rooster in the city ordnance but rules don't apply to my family. Ha....Ha..just kidding...The story is, the land has been in the family for generations and when my mother was a little girl her chicken house was in about the same place so the chickens and rooster are grandfathered in. No one complains anyway so it hasn't been an issue.
They are waiting for free range time. At the end of the day, a little before sunset and after the mean Airedale dogs are put away in the house they get to peck around in the yard and maybe have a nice dust bath and a worm or two before hitting the hay.

A beautiful bunch of chicks who bring joy to my mother and sister and yummy eggs too.
Thanks girls!
Hope you enjoyed the quick visit. I will be heading back north in the morning and checking in as soon as I can.


Floss said...

Lovely girls (and hopefully quiet boy)! It was good to met them - I'm glad you've had a good time, and have a safe journey home.

Lola Nova said...

Look at those lovely chickens! That is quite a flock. The coop is great and they must be a happy bunch. Have a safe trip home.

Yasmine said...

I would so like to live somewhere where I could have chickens - and a rooster!

Maisey's Attic said...

Lovely to see these photos - hope you had a good trip - xxx