Introducing Doode & Daisy

Hi everyone!

We finished as much as we could on the coop and the run on Sunday. It was a full days project and then some. We were so sore and tired that I couldn’t think of anything else except getting in the shower. We’re not ready for the big reveal on the coop yet. But I thought this would be a great time to introduce you to Doodle & Daisy.

When we arrived to pick up Doodle, his former owner was so very kind and gave up one of her hens so that he would have a companion from the start. That’s where Daisy came from.  I cannot begin to express my gratitude for this additional gift and opportunity for Doodle to have a good start in his new home.

Doodle & Daisy are Light Brahma’s.  A nice stocky feathery breed who do well in colder climates like Michigan. From Wikipedia (Brahmas are calm, friendly birds that make good pets or exhibition fowl if handled properly. Males are calm and generally not aggressive towards humans, but possess good instincts for defense of the flock and will often dance for the females. Females are very sweet and docile. They are not skittish or easily scared, making them a popular choice for families with children. Due to their quiet demeanor, Brahmas can be easily trained so that they can be handled by almost anyone.)

I am already completely enchanted by them and looking forward to adding to their flock soon.

So without further ado please allow me to introduce Doodle & Daisy.

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We are having so much fun together already.  I believe they have identified me as the “food” lady and chit chat with me when I am in the pen with them.

The weather is giving me fits again this week, but I am hopeful that the roof on the run will be complete by the end of the weekend and the coop has the finishing touches on it.  Then the big reveal.  I can’t wait to show you what we were able to make from this and that.  Our biggest expense so far has been the fencing.  No way around that.

Hope you all have a great day and we’ll catch up again soon.

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