Union County Homes: Update on our Egg-speriment

Update on our Egg-speriment

Recently, we shared with you the egg-cellent news of our grand-chickens in a post we called "We're Winging It?" So much has happened since then that we thought you deserved an update on the clutch.

A clutch, by the way, is the correct name for a group of baby chickens. We learned this from Ask.com. Not sure when we can call them a brood or a flock. Hate to be politically incorrect on this. Anyone know the answer?

A few days ago, this was sitting in our driveway. (By the way, I didn't intentionally post this picture sideways. I'm having trouble rotating it. Any advice?)



 I texted our son. "Your coop arrived. Some assembly required."

Within a few hours, this was in our yard.

Our yard is fenced, mostly for the safety and protection of Samantha the Wonder Dog, but now it will serve to protect the chickens from the predators/wild things that live in our quiet suburban neighborhood.

How are the girls doing? I'm glad you asked. They are thriving - getting bigger every day. Feathering out very nicely, managing to spend more than a little time sitting innocently on top of their feeder. They knocked over their water dispenser a few nights ago and hopefully learned that it's not a comfortable way to spend the few hours until it was noticed. They're still under the infrared lamp but now it's been raised a little so the temperature is closer to 85 degrees instead of that stifling 95 degrees two weeks ago. They love being cooed at and kissing sounds. They hate the vacuum. They tolerate being picked up and, once they're up, don't mind being petted. We still can't tell them apart except for the littlest one, named Nugget, who seems to be a day or two behind her sisters in terms of getting feathers and learning to climb.

Please notice that they still don't know enough to look at the camera and smile when they're being photographed. I'll have to work on that.

If you have any chicken experience or advice, we're good listeners. If you'd like to pop by and bond with the girls, please do!




~ Wayne & Jean 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsWayne and Jean Marie Zuhl • March 12 2016 09:41AM


Not a clue how to take care of them, but it looks like they are thriving with your TLC! Thanks for sharing the update!

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (Palm Properties) over 4 years ago

Wayne and Jean, they are even cuter than kittens!  And soon you will have bunches of super fresh eggs!  I'm jealous.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 4 years ago

If you were politically incorrect on what to call them Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl you may get "Hen Pecked".

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 4 years ago

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - How cute! You might want to reach out for folks who live in Hawaii.  Many have gardens and chicken coups because veggies and eggs are so expensive.  Of course, there is a big temp difference!  Good luck!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 4 years ago

Wayne and Jean, I had them when I was a kid, have fun with them!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 4 years ago

No experiencing raising chickens (city girl here) but we got a small parrot at 12 weeks old and it was so much fun to watch her grow and learn. She will be 21 in June so we must have done something right!


Posted by Diana Zaccaro, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida (Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp) over 4 years ago

Hi Tammy,

Cute little chicks.

My daughter's boyfriend raises chickens in Florida and ships them all over the place. He has quite a variety and wins ribbons at various chicken shows. If you have a question sometime about them, send it to me and I'll ask. 

Posted by JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware (The Mortgage Market of Delaware) over 4 years ago

looking forward to your learning experience so keep us up to date here in the rain!

Posted by Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370 (KW of the Palm Beaches) over 4 years ago

I know more and more people that are doing this. It's usually the young Millennials and my area of Gilbert has a lot of those. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 4 years ago

I just sold a house with chickens and the buyer asked that they stay. I don't know anything about them but thought they looked mighty healthy and good layers. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago