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I Got Some Chickens!

I have been extremely busy this week because we had the big grand opening of the Elementary School Garden I helped install and because…


Can you believe it? I am so excited I could pop.

I have been wanting chickens for years and have spent the last year and a half researching, researching and researching some more about chickens. And this week I have them.

{High Fives all around!}

Let me introduce you to my "flock":

This is Gertie – named after one of my favorite gardeners, Gertrude Jekyll. She is an "Easter Egg" (Araucana) chicken and will lay green-blue eggs. I thought this was very appropriate because Gertrude Jekyll was known for her use of color in the garden.


My other little chick is a Barred Rock and she will lay brown eggs. I haven't decide what to name her yet. I have two names (both famous gardeners), but can't decide. I am waiting to see which name "fits".


The third chick (another Barred Rock) belongs to my sister and we don't have a name for her yet either. But she is just as cute as the other two, which means that I will hate to give her to my sister when we are done babysitting her!

I have one more chick coming…More on her when she arrives.

Catching some Z's…


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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.