Living on the river has it’s challenges especially when the water decides to rise and spill over the banks into our yards. This spring was a historic flood and we had plans to bring home chickens right in the middle of this mess.
This is an aerial view of our house. You can kind of see the street through the water. This wasn’t even as bad as it got. You can still see some grass in this picture.
But as the saying goes “come hell or high water”, we row boated our day old chicks home. Because we had very specific breeds in mind and there were only a few days that they would be available at our local Farm & Fleet, we followed through with our plans. After all they were going to spend 8 weeks in our laundry room.
While the chicks were growing Handy was busy building the coop that they would eventually live in outside. We had bought blueprints but he made some modifications to the plans, including a stained glass window for the ladies.
We ended up with a one Barred Rock, one Cinnamon Queen, one White Plymouth Rock and two Ameraucana (Easter Eggers). We had 7 chicks but lost two at around three weeks. We have named our flock of five after President’s Wives. There names are Michelle, Martha, Lucy, Jackie, and Mary Todd.