Last year, my In-laws were supplying us with fresh eggs for over six months, it had gotten to the point that we were so spoiled on fresh eggs, that I couldn’t bare to buy store bought eggs anymore.  So I asked my In-laws to bring us 4 chickens,  we set up the under-stairs of the boys playhouse as our chicken coop. I initially thought a chicken was just a chicken, but did I soon find out that chickens each have their own unique personalities and pecking order within each other.  It’s quite fascinating to watch.

As time progressed and a switch up of some new chickens, they grew on me.  We started letting them free range in the yard, and their personalities grew, they would jump up in the chair with me, just to say hi, or see if I had any treats.  They would follow my boys around or even ride in their toy gator with them.  They are so friendly and even like us, I didn’t expect that.

Soon as the spring rolled around and I was thoroughly enjoying my girls, DT brought me home 2 Easter Egger chicks and a surprise 2 ducks.  Well 2 chicks turned into 8.  Which then spurred my love for a variety of different breeds, all shapes, colors and colored eggs.

I was soon ordering hatching eggs, and have had lots of success after a major learning curve, it’s not quite as simple as it may seem.  Then I ordered even more chicks, and DT picked up a few more for me, so that brings the chicken total up to a helluva lot of chickens.  Some will be re-homed as they show themselves as roosters.  But the rest will by my beautiful flock of egg layers.

Who wouldn’t love eggs like these?

This is a picture of my original girls, who each gift me with a egg a day.

My girls enjoying some cold watermelon on a hot day.

Enjoying watching this tiny chick.

Turn into a handsome  Barred Rock Rooster, Ozzy.

You can check out more of my chicken pictures and stories by clicking here.

I usually always have chickens for sale , hatching eggs, and chicks hatching, so if you interested just email me.

If you have any chicken questions ask away!

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Zucchini Marmalade June 1, 2010 at 7:51 am

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LazyK August 23, 2010 at 10:37 am

Jenna, do you have any female chickens for sale? My mom is wanting some more hens that lay brown eggs, and I told her that you may or may not have some for sale. Just let me know!


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And then there were two … | Chickens And Chai July 14, 2011 at 5:36 am

[…] I have 18 fertilized eggs on order from my new blogger friend in Texas. Take a look at her blog here. I love how she writes about her chickens and I can’t wait to have those beautifully colored eggs […]

Sidney October 3, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Oh, goodness! I can’t wait to dig into your blog!!! You blog about chiLckens, too. At least you can eat yours …


Christina December 1, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Cool, I would LOVE to have chickens!


Michelle March 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Hi Sweet Pea,

I just love your blog. One of the most fun I have seen. We just got chickens last year and are having a ball with them. We have 5 new ones to introduce to the girls, don’t know how that is going to go, but right now they are too little.

Anyway, just wanted to how much I enjoyed your blog and will be checking back in. BTW – sent it to my daughter who is the chicken guru in our family. She got us all going with chickens.




Kim Campbell June 25, 2012 at 5:59 am

I am still trying to convince Dear Hubby that we need chickens! I am an avid baker and go through so many eggs it’s ridiculous! I love fresh eggs, but to buy them locally they are costly. I don’t think I want to start with hatching my own quite yet, I think I’d rather start with some older laying hens and then see how it goes. Do you have any resources that you would suggest for the newbie chicken owner??? I’ve found so much out there and I don’t know what to take as truth and what not to. Just wondering! Thanks! And the girls are beautiful!!


Sweet Pea Reply:

Hi Kim, chickens are so fun, hope you can convince the hubby. To happily have all the eggs you would need for a family of 4 I would suggest 4-6 hens to start with. They will each lay 4-5 eggs a week depending on the breed and age. I suggest as a great chicken resource, they have a great forum and also great how to chicken pages for any chicken question you could possibly have. As far as buying some adults hens I would check craigslist for local breeders and also search for breeds that interest you. Some of my personal favorite starter breeds, are buff orpingtons, Easter Eggers, Barred Rocks, and black australorps, all great layers with wonderful personalities. Best of luck on your chicken adventures.


Lauren July 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm

We just starting raising chickens in our backyard in March and they are starting to lay eggs. We have one everyday! We love them too. We have our new babies now and we can’t wait for the silkie chicks to grow up.


tam frick November 14, 2012 at 10:23 am

I have a quick question – not sure if I am sending this to the correct site. Was wondering if you can put your recipes, ect on Pinterest? I see other social network sites but not Pinterst.


Sweet Pea Reply:

Hi Tam, yes a lot of my recipes are on pinterest, and I don’t mind you pinning a recipe as long as it directs back to my website and recipe. Some of my most popular recipes I do have the pinterest button, but not all.

I love pinterest too!


Kathy Russell January 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Just stumbled upon your website via a Pinterest link. And as I’m reading your posts, I feel as if I’m reading a blog about me! Texas girl, twin boys (13 years old now), stay at home mom (until about 3 years ago), chickens that loved the boys and the boys loved them (wish we still had them – neighbor’s dogs got them – boys were devastated)….. Anyway, love your blog. Glad I stumbled on in!


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Terri Singer August 31, 2013 at 10:29 am

Hi Jenna,

This is Terri Singer ( terrisrn408 on e bay) . I have purchased three batches of eggs from you inpast. Are you still selling olive egger hatching eggs ?

Thank you,



Sweet Pea Reply:

Hi Terri. I still selling eggs. I am out of town right now, but I would probably have enough eggs to send you some this Tuesday or Wednesday. I’ll email you Monday. Ps: how are you chickens from you first batches doing?


Terri Singer August 31, 2013 at 10:30 am

OOOOPs My em is with TWO R’s.



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