Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dream Chickens

I have dream chickens like some people have a dream house or a dream car. When I find pictures of a new chicken that I haven't thought about dreaming of owning one day, I clip them out and put them in my "dream" 3-ring binder. I also have dream eggs, these are the eggs I want to gather someday. I love it when the chicken of my dreams matches the eggs of my dream. I found this photo of dreamables on line and skyped it. Skype basically means to borrow without asking-we said it when I was a kid so it's probably not even a word. I google searched for it but found it not--this maybe the beginnings of a post about the made-up words of my childhood. ANYWHOO back to dreaming! These Cuckoo Marons are a total dream package, dark brown eggs laid by some of the prettiest black and white chickens.

By now you may be thinking just get some chickens and get it over with!! I can't. I had a test run a few years ago that didn't look to promising. Jon's brother had gotten baby chicks from farm & barn or as Barbs husband calls it "Mans Mall". When they were done playing farm (cuz they can) in their back yard, the chickens came here so I could butcher them. They were waiting out their last days in the pen (dog kennel) when the police man that lived across the street came and told me someone had complained about my 5 chickens in the dog kennel. It is against city ordinance to have chickens in town. Here's where I really go off!! The back of our lot butts right up to the county fair grounds, behind that is a dike, lake, then cows!! So for 5 days every summer I wake up to cows mooing, roosters crowing, one year a horse in the garden, and demo drivers pounding on their cars. Its hill billy heaven back there! But this decedent of real moon shining hill billy's can't have chickens! I am very close to petitioning the city for permission to have just 4 chickens like they do in Madison WI. It may be on my list of fun things to do this summer!


For now I will pacify my self with this hen and little chicks, thrifted on our annual Mothers Day garage sale shopping trip. And I will console my self with the thought that at least these won't run out onto the highway.

8 comments:

Tami said...

I think you should petition the city. Having chickens could be very therapuetic for you. Hey, the other bonus. . .you don't have to clean out the hen house with the garden variety. Now of course they don't give fresh eggs either. :(

Brenda said...

I left my garden variety Hen and Chicks at Grandma's in MN. A sweet lady named Maria gave them to me. I've toyed with the idea of the bird variety. I'm gonna give it a few years, and see if the idea matures.

People out here have chickens in town. Dave's cousin is going to get some and they live in the middle of Eugene! I love waking up to the neighbor's rooster crowing through my open bedroom window.

Dandelionmom said...

You MUST do that petition--if you have them specify no roosters the noise is not an issue!--go ahead and ask for 6 or 8 though--then they can knock it down if they need to! LOL TONS of yuppie farmers in the cities have fancy chickens in over-the-top hen-palaces in the city and suburbs-it is the IN thing! Breed-wise get some cochins-really big brown eggs and feathered feet and really sweet pet-like temperment. Buff Orpingtions are really good-natured too--You also need one Americana for some colored eggs for fun!

DayPhoto said...

Go for it! I love chickens, everything about them. Even a sweet tempered Rooster (if you can find one), but for sure make them let you have a few hens. They are such GOOD company.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

sewtakeahike said...

I love hens and chicks, they remind me of my dad. So sorry about the chicken thing, maybe they will make an exception for you!

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

Just a wee note to say how much I appreciate your heart... thank you for the grace of sharing *you* ---May God continue to meet and heal you. He cups us close...

All my love,
Ann

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I vote for you to petition, as well!
Thank you for coming by to visit me, so I could come visit you. <3 Kindly, Jessica

Oz Girl said...

Oh my, I definitely think you should petition the city... with all of that so close behind you, it should not even be an issue!

Alas, here I am with 26 acres but hubby does not seem to want me to have chickens. I will have to keep working on him.... *evil grin*