Urban Basics

Getting back to basics in an urban setting

We went to get our chickens today!

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601774770We took a field trip to Poultry Hollow today. Our friends Tanya and Rob and their two kids went with us. We had a blast! We picked out 5 birds of different breeds. The black one is a Bared Plymouth Rock, the white one is a Light Brahma. She is only 5 weeks and still has yellow baby chick fuzz on her head. The bird that my son is holding in this picture is a Faverolle. She will have a fuzzy face and fuzzy toes when she is full grown. I can’t wait to see it. She should be pretty. We also got a Speckled Sussex hen and a Red Star. All five hens are between 5 weeks and 9 weeks so I am calculating our first eggs should come at the end of August or beginning of September.

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Author: stephdt3

My 3 children and I live on 14 acres in Savannah Ga. I have worked hard at turning the property into a thriving, self sufficient homestead. It has been a learning experience and a lot of hard work but its so worth it. I don't understand how our country became so consumer driven. We have lost so much of our production way of life. It is my goal to get back to basics any way that I can. My three children used be so hooked on TV, video games, computers, iphones and ipads. And while they still like those things, they now spend just as much time outside as they do inside. I hope by learning to raise chickens and rabbits, growing gardens, raising goats and riding horses and spending more time outdoors in general, my children will learn to love and appreciate a simpler way of life. I knew nothing about homesteading when I started this journey but I have learned so much and love every minute of it.

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