I haven't been posting very much lately because there isn't much to say that is related to Islam and I don't want to confuse my blog with a bunch of personal posts. That being said, having some more personal posts not related to Islam once in a while isn't so bad!
I have mentioned my plan for building a chicken coop and having a couple chickens in my backyard, and this continues to be my little project! Last weekend me and a friend cut all the pieces of wood to build the coop and we plan on assembling all those pieces together over the weekend. It was a fun time at Home Depot finding all the different sizes of wood from the list, treated and not. We really didn't know what we were doing and laughed A LOT! The trips to my place with lots of 8 foot long wood in our smallish cars (one trip each!) was pretty interesting. It was all about hugging the wood.
I've been learning about all sorts of different chicken breeds lately trying to find a suitable breed for my little flock. I managed to find a bunch of breeds that have characteristics I am looking for, but had overlooked a part. I want to raise them from as early as possible for them to be used to being handled and to being with us. They will be our family pet, afterall! But the part I overlooked is that so young, pure breeds are hard or impossible to sex! Meaning I could end up with a ROOSTER!!! *gasp*!
I learn about a mix of breeds (can be different breeds but I don't know enough to know all the combinations) that will make chicks that can be sexed from hatch! The future hens are one colour and the future roosters are another! They call them sex-links. The picture at the head of the post is a red sex link. And they have all the characteristics I am looking for. Now I just need to find some in my area but I hear they are sold ready-to-lay, which is not what I'm looking for since I want babies...
Anyway! I will leave it at that with chicken talk.