Saturday, February 28, 2009

The search is on

I've been doing a ton of research on different chickens, which would be best for our climate, which are the best layers, the best meat chickens, etc. I visited what seemed like a thousand different websites to price compare.

Great site:

Then I get this brainy idea to hop in the van and go driving to our local fresh egg supplier. I asked her if she sold chicks, chickens or fertile hatching eggs; she said she had *just* collected the day's eggs and they were still on the counter. WOOT! She had already washed them, which isn't a good thing- but hopefully it won't be a problem.

She said that she couldn't sell them as fertile hatching eggs, since she can't guarantee fertility but that she does have a rooster and has been getting some blood spots when she cooks with the eggs (which indicates a fertile egg).

I walked away with a dozen potentially fertile eggs for $3.00.

Friday, February 27, 2009

And our adventure begins...

Me: I want a chicken
Hubby: No
Me: No really, I want a chicken
Hubby: No

continue on like this for a year or so...

Me: Do you want to do meat chickens, or just for eggs?
Hubby: I guess both

*Chuckle* After a year of talking about it, he obviously got used to the idea. When I rephrased the question to ask him which he wanted (without giving him the option of "no chickens", he thought it was his idea). Bwahahaha, my evil chicken plan worked ;)