My two kids have always enjoyed the birds in our backyard, but in the last year, my daughter has really developed a deep love for chickens. A friend of ours raises chickens, so Anna has been lucky enough to get up close and personal with these feathered friends. We call her the chicken whisperer. You give that girl 10 minutes alone with a chicken, and I guarantee you she’ll soon be cradling it in her arms in no time.
This has led Anna to develop a new goal in life: raise her own chicken. Now this hasn’t gone over too well with my husband. He says we’re at our max with animals (two dogs, two cats), and he claims that our municipality won’t allow farm animals in our suburban backyard. (We’ll just see about that.)
Anna has it all figured out, though. The chicken could live in our garden shed most of the time. We just need to rearrange a few things and give it a place to sleep. Her dad isn’t convinced, though. So now I turn to you for help! I told him that if I could get 100 comments, he will have to reconsider. Come on people. Start commenting—tell me about your love of birds, chickens, fresh eggs or anything else on your mind. After all, girlfriend needs a chicken!
Stay tuned in the weeks ahead for a chicken update. And in the meantime, read Susan’s lovely post on the chickens in her backyard.