The New ‘Hood…Drumroll Please

In Chicken husbandry on January 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Jan. 31st, 2012

The girls are going to live at Hampstead Farm in East Montgomery about 10 miles from my house.  Hampstead is a neighborhood that promotes a “green” and sustainable lifestyle.

This cool neighborhood is also the home of the Montessori School at Hampstead.  Rosie, Daisy & Violet will provide the students with their first experience of caring for farm animals.  The children will get some entrepreneurial experience by “selling” the girls’ eggs to the Hampstead CSA.  Eventually the school will add more chickens to the flock, but until then, Rosie, Daisy & Violet will “rule the roost”.

You got that right!

After tomorrow you can now go to the school’s farm blog to keep up with Rosie, Daisy & Violet:  It may take a few days for the ladies to show up on the site, but keep checking if you want to see how they are adjusting.  Although we are very sad to lose them, we will be able to visit whenever we wish.  They will continue to be spoiled rotten and I’ll make sure they get a few grapes once in a while.  Later today, Mr. Edwin Marty, the executive director of the Hampstead institute will arrive with a truck to transport the coop to the farm.  They ladies will ride in Old Blue (my 13-year-old car) enclosed in the bunny cage they lived in for the first 6 weeks of life.  I think it will be a bit more crowded now, but they’ll only have a short journey.  I shall document the relocation project and return to the chicken diary this evening for a full report.

  1. AMAZING….. A sitution that initially seemed unfair and mean-spirited has transformed itself into a one-of-a-kind educational experience that could not have been hatched under any other circumstances!

  2. Can’t wait to meet them!

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