Singing: All I Want For Christ-mas Is A Chi-cken Coop (Gift Certificate)!!!

You’ve already got your two front teeth, so this year, (think of the song in your head)….“All I want for Christ-mas is a chi-cken coop.”  

You know you’ve been thinking about getting chickens, right?  I mean, it’s the newest thing since going gluten free and shopping local.

(In case you are Gluten Free, there is good news.  Chickens have no gluten.  Chicken eggs have no gluten.  As far as I know, at least.  So, you will be safe to proceed with your plan to get chickens.)

(In case you Shop Local, there is also good news.  The chickens will be in your back yard.  Your eggs will travel 29 (plus or minus a few) feet to your door.  There’s not much more local than that.)

Raising your own chickens is simple.  It’s similar to raising an egg laying cat.  Feed it.  Give it water.  Clean up after it.  But, whatever you do, DON’T read all the books about it, you’ll paralyze yourself.  The Animal Whisperer always asks people in his backyard chicken raising classes:

1.  How many books about the subject people have read.

Then he tells them:

2.  To forget about the books.

3.  And to Just Do It.

Just buy or build a safe, sturdy enclosure for them, and go for it.  You’ll be happy you did.

And, there are some other added LOCAL benefits to raising chickens:

1.  You will get locally (ie. your back yard) produced manure for your garden and compost.

2.  You will get local, no cost, mini rototillers for your yard and garden.  (ie. chicken feet)

3.  You will get locally produced calcium to feed the chickens to make their eggs strong.  (More on that later.)

4.  If you choose, you will get locally grown meat.  Raised in your own back yard.

But, why think about it now???  For heaven’s sake, it’s the beginning of December!  Who thinks about starting chickens now???

Okay, No one.

But, come January, you will start thinking about it.  The end of January is when you can start having your 2 day old chicks delivered to you via The US Postal Service in a chirping card board box with air holes.  It’s the best dose of spring time you can ever get in the smack middle of winter.

Chicken Cabin

And, that’s why, if you are a build-it-yourselfer, you might want to start a coop and run in January, February or March.  And, if you’re not a build-it-yourselfer, you can get a gift certificate for a custom coop built by The Animal Whisperer.  He built and sold 24 last year in a 3 month period…so he’s taking orders now, and selling gift certificates if you want to surprise your loved one with the romantic gift of a Chicken Coop.

Chicken Castle

I mean, doesn’t that just say, “I Love You!”????

Forget diamonds and jewelry, around here, mucking the barn and giving me a night off milking is what says He Loves Me.

Chicken Saloon

So, go local and get chickens.  If you need a coop or a gift certificate, call us.  Thanks, in advance, for supporting local businesses!  (ie. ours.)

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

Chicken House

P.S.  Call us to buy a gift certificate or to get on pre-order list for a coop, they start at $300!


About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Then I was an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life. Now, after moving to the country, I have embarked on life as a rural farmgirl, complete with my husband, the Animal Whisperer, man of exceptional knowledge and patience, two boys who are louder than my sister and I ever were, a herd of milking goats, and a flock of egg-laying chickens. Coyotes, mice, country dogs and prairie dogs are frequent visitors. Just 45 minutes north is Colorado Springs, the setting for our first six years in the goat world. Our family. Our city friends. Our introduction to cheesemaking. But we...and our growing farm and soon-to-be creamery...have set up shop down off of Highway 115 in Penrose, Colorado.
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