Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Time of Change at le coop

Well, a little warm weather has tricked the flora into blooming around Portland, so I took the opportunity to get a picture of the coop with the cherry blossoms, um, blossoming.
I had to bribe the girls with cheerios to pose in front of the run.

It's been a good winter for them, they're all healthy and laying.
There's still a lot of interest on their part to lay eggs where they want--outside of the next box. So I gave in and made a little pile from all the leaves that had collected at the bottom of the stairs to the basement, right outside my office.
This seems very pleasing to them--especially Noodle Soup--and now it's been 'nested'. I can just open the door, bend down and collect an egg or two.

The big, and not very good news, is that my landlord has put the house on the market, so the girls and I will be needing to move on in the next few months.
Whether my new, and yet to be determined, rental residence is chicken friendly--only time will tell.
I'm hoping to be able to move with them, but I may need to find a new home for them.
If any of you in the Portland area were thinking about getting chickens this year and have a nice free-rangeable yard, let me know.
Wow, that makes me sad to write.

The timer light out in the coop just went out, so it's time to wrap this up.


  1. I'm not in the Portland area, but I just recently moved to the country where I will be looking to expend what started out as a city flock of three hens, so on the chance that you might be needing a place for your girls, let me know! I'd be happy to meet you on the I-5 and take them south!! (I live near Canyonville)

  2. So sorry to hear this - hope you get to stay put for a while. I love your blog.

  3. OH NO! I was excited to see your post now, I'm sad. Please find a safe place for the girls if not your own.

  4. I've been following both your blogs for months now and will have my own flock coming soon. They're born on the 29th of this month. I've got you linked on my site and have had many great complements sent my way about your sites.

    Sorry to hear about your situation but you never know... maybe you'll find a new home that IS chicken friendly.

    To quote Airplane... "What a pisser!"

  5. The same thing happened to me about a month ago. We have until October, but finding a chicken friendly house in San Diego is going to be tough. I hope you find a good place for your lovely chickens.

    My chicken blog is

  6. Hope you don't have to lose your chickens! We have a flock of 29 chickens right now--with 10 acres, we have plenty of room. We might be able to take yours (live one hour north of you). Keep us posted!

  7. Oooh I hope you get to keep your chickens! That would be very sad, if you had to give them away after all the time invested.
    I'll x my fingers for you.

    Oh and btw, I Love the hen cam!

  8. I love chickens always wanted to be a farm wife so I could have chickens . YOur birds are beautiful and I hope everything goes well. Good luck.

  9. Hello just dropped in to checkout your site and introduce our site for Wholesale handbags we offer super selection wholesale of handbags, purses, wallets, quilted bag, Houndstooth handbag highest fashion bag. please check our site! thank you and Have a Great one!

  10. wish we can have chickens, too