This month we began gathering together our new chick(en)s and it’s been so exciting. Here they are on day ONE at the Dungeness Barn House B&B! We had planned on 10 chicks, then when we saw the choices we decided to get 12 chicks, and some how we got home with 14. Are they already multiplying? Our local feed store was great and so helpful. We had researched the different varieties, their characteristics, and distinguishing traits. I think we have ended up a good mix of layers, personalities, and who knows, maybe a few divas too.
For a couple of innkeepers who are avid gardeners and used to watching our crops grow, mature and supply the Dungeness Barn House B&B, this is an entirely new kind of ‘growing’ experience. We have some great stories to share but our favorite is what a good ‘daddy’ our dog Fee has been to the new chicks. You would think that Fee and the chicks came from the same gene pool when you see Fee behaving so concerned when they start to ‘peep’. Then Fee is just as concerned when all of the sudden there isn’t a ‘peep’ to be heard. Such a nurturer dog our Fee is. It is so heart-warming.
When our friend Tammy first saw the new chicks she said that one of our breeds looks a lot like a baby emu. Yikes, we are pretty sure that the chicken coop and run are no where near big enough for an adult emu.
Thanks to our friends who helped finish the chicken run and a huge amount of appreciation to our chicken gurus, Kim, Nicki, and Doris, for all of their sage advice, suggestions, and stories.