Sunday, April 26, 2009

Chicks on Demand

I did it. I placed the order.

After years of wanting them, and months of talking, and weeks of getting serious about it, we're getting chickens.

They're supposed to be born next Monday, and delivered a few days later.

We used the chicken selector on the My Pet Chicken site to narrow down the selection. Decent egg layer, brown or colored eggs, slightly unusual breed. It came up with a selection and we chose the Brahma.

"Brahmas are gentle giants with feathered legs and feet and profuse, fluffy feathering. Originally from India, these birds were bred for meat production, though the hens lay relatively decently and are great setters and mothers. This fancy breed of chicken makes a great pet for its quiet and tame nature, tolerance to the cold, huggability and sheer chic-ness!"

Aw, huggability.

I'm so excited, but also nervous. I grew up with chickens, and loved having them, but doing it in the city is another matter. It's legal in NYC, as long as you don't have a rooster, and you don't create a nuisance. That's where the quiet part comes in. I just hope my neighbors are okay with it... (dry nervous laugh).


Sarah said...

Um...Don't you have a crazy neighbor who yells at you for merely existing? This should go well. Can't wait for an update and some fresh eggs.

Larissa Phillips said...

yeah, I do! For anyone who doesn't know me personally and hasn't heard the horror stories first hand, we have the craziest neighbors. We probably would have gotten chickens years ago if not for our neighbors. So, maybe that fact will motivate us to keep the coop clean, and was one reason we chose a quiet docile breed.
Anyway, should make for some good blogging.
Fresh eggs for anyone who's nice to us.

Cay said...

Did you see this? Apropos...