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Joining our Poultry Friends, Nigerian Dwarf Goats!

As I mentioned in my first blog, I have always dreamed of owning a mini petting zoo or backyard farm. Another piece of that dream was added this week!! Please welcome our first two Nigerian Dwarf Goats! We haven’t named them yet and they won’t be coming to live with us until June as they are only one month old here.

So, to house them properly we purchased the shelter below and plan to customize the inside to accommodate the goats.

They will be sitting next to the chicken coop, but they have about a 30 x 40 area that they will share with the chickens all enclosed with a 6 foot chain link fence. Due to concerns of critters we’ll have an electric fence surrounding the outside of the chain link for added protection and poultry netting on top to keep the hawks from attacking the chickens.

We have a cousin that owned goats and is willing to give us some of the goat toys they still have which includes a couple of spools and a couple of huge tractor tires! Let the playtime begin!!

Chicken park-like setting!

4/14/19 – The chicken area also includes a park-like setting! We worked on that today as we await a picnic table for the picnic area which will be right next to the chickens! Lots of cleaning up to do on the property as we have a lot of poison ivy vines and bramble. We’re getting there though! Collected more rocks to use for borders in the future.

Rock border is almost done!
This is what we worked on today! There will be a picnic table in the center. The chicken coop/run is just beyond. I can also set up my easel to paint! 🙂

More whimsy! 🙂

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My Chicken Journey Begins…

Thanks for joining me!

Have you always dreamed of owning chickens? I have for almost 20 years and my journey is finally beginning!  I thought I would share my journey for those that are currently dreaming of getting chickens.  I will share my process and experiences as they happen!

We are located in Lyme, CT and I am also an artist.  Lyme is known for art colonies and we have the Goodspeed Opera House and the Ivoryton Playhouse close by.  My chickens that are I will be receiving early this summer are pictured below.  The coop you see in the image below is currently being built, as is the chicken run!  They are due to arrive mid-May and I will share that day here!

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