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I Have Chickens

June 27th, 2012

After wanting chickens for years, I finally have some. Yesterday, I bought some chickens; a whole flock of them, ten hens and a lovely rooster.

They’re a cross between Rhode Island Red and Rhode Island White. According to their current owners, they’re great layers.

Oh Yeah,
they also came with a lovely coop,
a house, a sauna,
and 150 acres

More about that tomorrow…

67 Comments to “I Have Chickens”
  1. Terry on June 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    You are too funny, the whole time I was reading this I was thinking that you said you couldn’t have chickens where you live until I got to the end!

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  2. KimH on June 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Wow!! Im so jealous.. except for the thought of the winters there & the short growing season.. but heck.. with 150 acres, you have enough land you can build all sorts of hoop houses..

    Congratulations on your chickens, coop, sauna, house, & acreage. :)

    Cant wait to hear all about it.. I must live vicariously thru you. ;)

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  3. Holly on June 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Congratulations! You blog has resonated with me so much, I can’t even describe it. From your mention of being introverted, to your choices and outlook on life and living, I have felt you were a kindred spirit. We moved to New Hampshire last year. Maine or Vermont would have been my first choice. What a wonderful adventure you will embark on! I’m excited for you. I have found such peace here in the woods… peace and adventure! We had two baby bear cubs in our yard yesterday;0)

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  4. Brenda on June 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    OMG! Amazing! How exciting! I cna’t wait to hear more, so happy for you xxBrenda

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  5. Sonya on June 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Woooah! Whatta’ move! Looking forward to hearing about the new land and watching to see what you do.

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  6. Jodiana on June 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Congratulations on finally getting your chickens! Enjoy your new home that came with them :)

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  7. DebbieB on June 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm


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  8. Grant on June 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    ISA browns right? I have them too and they are indeed wonderful layers!!

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  9. B ryan N. on June 27, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    congratulations! and I must say I am a little jealous Maine is the one place I would move if possible but my wife would never want to move away from her family.Hope all goes well with the new place.

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  10. Mrs. H on June 27, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Oh congratulations! I’m happy for you and Mr. Chiots. I hope you will continue to blog here even after you move, and if you do, I look forward to seeing your new place and how you garden/farm it.

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  11. Janet Anderson on June 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    LoL – you had me on that one! COngrats on the new home and the chickens!!!!!

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  12. Wendy on June 27, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Wow! Way to go! Love how you announced it! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

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  13. dkswife on June 28, 2012 at 4:50 am


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  14. Andres Stell on June 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    That is so exciting! On both the chickens and the move to Maine! I am actually just about to be relocating as well. We decided last week, that we’ll be relocating to the Philadelphia area within two weeks from now. We hope to be able to have chickens there as well, as we are not allowed to here unless we pass them off as dogs as you had suggested a few years back.

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  15. Debbie Jamieson on July 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Congrats, Susy. So excited for you and all that lay ahead. xo

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