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Introducing Gladys! Henrietta is sleeping in the background. Being transported in a cardboard box is exhausting.

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Apparently both @kaiserjp12 and I have building on the brain today. Above, the chicken coop sketch he sent me over his lunch break and below, my adventure van doodles from my sick day at home.
Yes, we have chickens. No we don't have a van (yet), which I guess makes Josh the more practical dreamer!

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The only thing better than eggs from a local farmer has to be eggs from our local fort. Along with stepping into our PNW past at Fort Nisqually living history museum you can pick up fresh eggs from these happy chicks.
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The colors of the gal's eggs seem to be more varying this season! I hadn't seen an orange one out of them until today! (The one that is front and center)
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Minding my own business in the garden, when an attention hungry fluffy-butt decides she needs a piggy-back.
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Can't describe my excitement over the fence @kaiserjp12 built to contain our chickens! We now have a run separate from the yard - which means I can finally clean up the yard (swipe right for example of what I'm talking about, chicken digging is no joke. That was gravel and garden bed separated nicely by a concrete curb before they got into it) and get my GARDEN IN THE GROUND!!! #urbangarden #gardening #homegardener #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #urbanfarmer #chickens #citychickens #urbanchickens #diy #diyfence #tacoma #tacomawa #253love #love253 #tacomafarm #tacomagarden #tacomachickens #chickensofinstagram #chickensoftacoma

Getting to know the birds and the bees: Backyard agriculture in Tacoma:
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Backyard chicken coops are almost as common as vegetable gardens these days and even beehives are becoming more and more visible in urban areas.
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At a house that regularly hosts punk and metal shows in the detached garage, you may not expect to find a flock of chickens in the backyard. But that’s exactly the situation at the Eastside home of John and Liz Marsh.
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Housemate Mercedes Redman admits she looks more like someone who would sacrifice a chicken than someone who would raise them. Fortunately though, chickens are not known for being overly judgmental.
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Depending on breed, age, and environment, an average chicken will lay about five eggs a week. For the backyard chicken farmers I spoke to, and many others like them, it’s not just a cost-saving system to get cheap eggs.
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Some just like having them around, some appreciate the role chickens play in the whole concept of sustainability, and everyone I spoke to appreciates the composting powers of their flocks. Its rare to find someone with chickens who does nothing else in their yards.
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Bees, it seems, fit nicely into this lifestyle as well.
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“Our meat comes wrapped in plastic, our honey comes in plastic bears.” says Jeff Ehli, as he tends to a pair of warre bee hives. “It’s easy to forget where it all comes from if we don’t participate in it somehow.”
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Bees and chickens aren’t for everyone and they’re not likely going to become as popular as cats and dogs. If current trends in Tacoma are any indicator, though, we’ll probably be seeing more of them in the coming years.
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This photo is titled "An Egg, At Last"... one of our ladies finally started laying this week! Found this beauty in the dirt last night... makes us wonder if there are any more hiding around the yard.
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Morning view: begging chickens!

We have a new rule - they do NOT get fed on the back porch. Hoping to stop this nonsense.

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These little girls lay different colored eggs! Now both our babies are officially laying- and like crazy!! 3 eggs in just 24 hours. 🥚🥚🥚 #backyardchickens #tacoma #chickens #layingeggslikeitaintnothang #tacomachickens #barredrock #chicksdudechicks #broncosauous #broncothechicken #adventurechicken #ac #egghead

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