Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Sophia and ZsuZsu!

pullets or cockerels?
pullets or cockerels?,
originally uploaded by thomas pix.
And happy Earth Day to you all!

It's a little hard to believe our two hens were born a year ago today (or so I estimate). Even though the girls are only a year old today, the urban chicken experience has lasted a little longer (see the one year recap here)

When I picked the girls up from Half Moon Bay Feed and Fuel in April 2007, I had no idea what a delightful adventure we'd be embarking upon. I just knew I had to catalog it here on the blog so others wouldn't be going into the experience as blind as we did.

We've been flooded in eggs since last Fall, and the volume of weeds in our yard this Spring is decidedly lower than it was but one year ago. Our girls have been on CBC radio, they have their own Facebook fan page and are even now tweeting on Twitter (with a little help from yours truly, natch). And here on the Urban Chickens blog, we're about to hit the 21,000 page view mark (tonight?) which is enormously gratifying that you care about urban chickens enough to visit once, twice, weekly or daily.

I've gotten lots of emails telling me our foray into urban chicken farming has inspired others to do the same, and hopefully with the coverage of urban chicken ordinance efforts elsewhere, we can add even more fans to the urban chicken movement.

Seeing how far we've come since last Earth Day gives me great hope for the road ahead. Who knows what the next year will hold for us?

In any case, it's great to have you along for the ride with us. We'll save a slice of worm cake for your chooks to enjoy, too.


Kathi D said...

My chicks are just a month old now and they are much more fun than I had ever imagined, even though I have been wanting some for years! I am just a little bummed because I was taking them outside every afternoon to chase bugs and scratch around, and it has been too cold here for several days, so they have remained "cooped up!" I don't know if they miss being outside, but I miss having them playing around me outside.

Granny Annie said...

Happy Birthday Sophia and ZsuZsu. I've got some roosters your same age that would love to arrange a play date:-)


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