Friday, August 6, 2010

Chickens bring a little bit of France to your home

For free Rooster pictures HErE

I love Chickens...This is no surprise...In France Chickens have always been treasured.
The Rooster is the French Emblem like the Eagle is to the United States.

CHICKENS are Highly addictive! When you start it is very hard to stop!
Last year i hatched Chicks twice!









It was fun to see them grow!


I even raised one in my veggie garden...
Chickens only eat weeds and the bottom leaves...Never touch the tomatoes...Great fertilizer and natural weeder...
Put the chickens in when plants are established....


We had so many tomatoes! CRAzY


Then we got our first eggs!!!! It was SOOOOO exiting!


 (Blue eggs from an Easter egger Chicken).


The kids named her "Stripe"  Barred rock breed...She is so beautiful!
Here the chickens in my house...






I am sure i will get the Chicken obsession some time soon.
I need a new coop since we moved... Next spring for sure!


Also, it teaches responsibility to the kids as they help with feeding/watering and collecting eggs...

Did you know? If i can find a Vet who will take a Rooster's voice box away...I can have a Rooster and have Baby Chicks....
Roosters are so beautiful and when you hatch, you get 50/50 boys and girls...
 I would keep my favorite this way...


Linked to the Chicken chick

45 comments:

Casa Bella said...

Hi Frenchy, I love chickens as well (my hubs adores them). We actually want to move to south to have the room to raise a few (just for us, to have fresh, organic eggs). I'm dreaming of a Provence-inspired farm....oh yes...rustic, timeliness, classic. Have a great weekend, darling.

Mimi said...

how cool! i've been hearing about so many families getting chickens, hatching chicks, and producing their own eggs. i think it's very cool. plus, i didn't know that the chicken to france is like the eagle to america. thanks for that info! :)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

Hi Frency...now you know the real deal over here....I remember that little baby chick post...oh so cute. You posted lovely pics for us...Happy Roo day!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Frenchy, Roosters, Chickens and Cows are my entire theme for my kitchen and just love them!! Thanks for the link for the tags!! Love it!! Have a great weekend!! ~ Laura

Jeannine said...

I didn't know that the rooster was so important to French attitude. Thank you so much for sharing.

Amber Rose said...

That's so sweet! I love ducks, so now you've got me thinking..

Nesty Girl said...

Great post! There is nothing like fresh eggs...store bought don't even come close.

Busy as a Bee in Paris said...

i used to live in utah - i'm american and now i live in france with my french husband! i love the real roosters the best! so beautiful! the little girl in your post is superbe! i'm assuming she's your daughter? gros bisous, maria

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Nesty girl...The eggs from the store are 3 months old! No kidding!
Casa Bella...Sounds wonderful!
NANA how fun!
Busy bee..Yes, she is my daughter :)

Blondie's Journal said...

You are absolutely right, raising chicks is an awesome experience for children. And I know you miss your chicks! Hopefully you will do it again next year.

xoxo
Jane

Karena said...

Frenchy, how adorablle and fun!!

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Karena
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ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

This does look like lots of fun! The blue eggs are so pretty!

It's me said...

So sweet i like ducks.....the blue eggs are wonderful.....happy weekend ...love Ria.....

High Heeled Life said...

I love Roosters too!! when we finally get the kitchen done - and I can unpack things I will take pictures of my rooster items and shared them...smiles - HHL

Young and Crafty said...

How cool that you hatched your own eggs!

Thanks for visiting and following!!

Hannah
http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

Humble Housekeeping said...

This is so awesome! I can't wait to have a backyard and have chickens of our own. Following you back...thanks for visiting :)

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Lisa said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Friday hop!!! Nice to meet you! Love your blog! You must be so proud of your husband for inventing the Amber Alert GPS!!! What an awesome contribution to society!

I'd be honored if you'd come visit & follow back too. :)
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Frugal Science Gal said...

Hi Frenchy! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am following you back!!

Frugal Science Gal
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Jennifer McLean said...

I love chickens too! They're all so cute. I remember when martha stewart showed her hens, they all looked like they were wearing feather petticoats and bloomers, I laughed so hard. And,seriously, the egg colors you can get from arcana chickens!!
I'm a new follower from follow fridays.
Have a great weekend.
Best,
Jenn

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Denise said...

Luv the pics! I wish I could have some chickens here! It would def. be a new experience for Goose and ME:)
Happy Weekend!

Natalie said...

Hey Frenchy,

Love ur blog, this post is fantastic! I've always wanted to have chickens..unfortunately I live in an apartment. Just went to Paris this past summer for the first time...can't wait to read more.

I'm a new follower from Friday Follow. You can check me out if you'd like @
www.k-kronicles.blogspot.com. Have a great wknd!

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BECKSANDTHECITY said...

Mon Dieu, Frenchy, je t'adore!

This blog is gorgeous. I love the craft tutorials and French vibe. I have a bit of a French obsession since Carrie went to Paris in the last season of "Sex and the City"!

Thanks for following my blog -- I've returned the favour and will be sure to return for more French goodness.

: )

~ Becks

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh! We have chickens too! Lol. Thay are addicting and once you start eating fresh eggs it is impossible to switch back to nasty store bought eggs!!!

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, I am following you now!

Nicole
www.onelittlemister.com

Maggie B said...

We don't have chickens ourselves but my neighbour does.
He always has a fresh supply of new laid eggs whenever I need them,
Bon weekend.
Maggie

Lady Muck said...

Hi - following you back from New Friend Friday... My 4 year old daughter and I sat down and looked at the pics of the eggs hatching - she was totally fascinated! Lovely blog, really enjoying having a look around :) xx

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

My kitchen and dining room is Rooster themed in memory of my 10 year old son who passed away. He loved hatching and raising chickens - we had so much fun. The funniest (or oddest) moment I can remember was we were sitting at the breakfast table eating fried eggs when one of the chickens began to hatch out of the egg that was in the incubator. It was just an odd moment lol

Fiona Designs said...

love your blog! thank you so much for visiting and following mine! i am happy to follow you back!

have a great weekend.
fiona
http://fionadesigns.blogspot.com/

Theresa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I would love to get our own fresh organic eggs from chickens, but it wouldn't go over too well where I live. Plus I wouldn't have a clue what to do! LOL.

That Girl's Deals said...

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Nicole said...

Aww they are so cute!

terrid614 said...

hi frency! thanks for stopping by dessert or diet! i am now your newest follower! i love that parisian wreath on your side bar~beautiful!!!!

Jen said...

Oh my, this makes me wish I had chickens of my own!

Olive Cooper said...

We have had chickens and enjoyed them but have had some very mean roosters. They used to chase my siblings to the bus. The most current roosters are mean to our cat. olive

Shelia said...

Hi Frenchy! Oh, my, what pretty chickens and a lovely little model helping! Those eggs are so pretty too! Love taking a peep inside your lovely home too.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You have done so many pretty displays with your Roo's and chicks..
I know watching the chicks break their shell and peek out must be a great thrill.. they are soooooooooooooo cute;)
thanks for sharing your pretties and your chicks with us..

Sonny ~ 155 DreamLane

Rachel said...

I love the idea of living a greener more organic life and nothing more appropriate than raising your own chickens! I don't think my Home Owners Association would approve a coop in my yard! But for know I will enjoy your details and photos! The color variations are spectacular!
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

Kim said...

What fun, Frenchy. Hatching chickens is pretty awesome. I think I'll stick with indoor collecting :).

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, I can't believe you've hatched chickens. How cool is that. YOur "Stripe" is just gorgeous. What a great thing for children to do. Your indoor chickens are fabulous and you always create the most interesting and lovely vignettes. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Those baby chicks are so cute. How neat that you raise chickens! Love your rooster collection...Christine

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I am so impressed that you hatched some chicks!! Yum, fresh eggs!

You're right once you have one chicken or rooster object it's hard to stop!

Manuela

Lady Katherine said...

What a fun post! Loved seeing your Chicks! The your lovely daughter with the tomato! Love the rooster and sunflower arrangement! I just love Roosters! My kitchen is filled with them.

JKW said...

I enjoy your blog. The real rooster is quite adorable. Blessings, Janet

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Oh Man!! I want chickens - I really do (especially if they lay those gorgeous bleu eggs) But Mr. Vintage says No!! The cats - the dog- the road - the racoons - guess he's right - but they do look great!

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