Six of them, to be exact. Six tiny designer chicks who are currently peeping in a temporary brooder are now part of our lives and studio.
Chickens were never, but always still, a part of the master Bowen plan. Getting these little birds seems like a natural progression for island life — we have the land, and really, how hard could they be to take care of?
Without a feeder, feed, a waterer, or any idea of what we were in for, on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, we decided to pull the proverbial trigger and pick up our tiny friends from a farm in Maple Ridge, a 2.5 hour drive from Bowen Island.
Once there, a kind woman in sweatpants and an oversized t-shirt helped us pick our six perfect little chickens and just like that, we left with three Ameraucanas, one Dominique, one Delaware and one Light Brahma all less than a week old, and all packed gently in a Cariboo beer box.
We're strangely very excited to have these funny birds in our lives, and can't wait for the blue and green eggs these pretty ladies will inevitably lay.