October 13, 2006



Lookie! Look what I found this morning!!! These eggs are very expensive. ;) I've had some chicks since Easter -- compliments of my city-dwelling nieces who got them at a party. How silly is it to give kids chicks at Easter? Not everyone has a farm. Anyway, I was beginning to think that I would NEVER get any eggs.

Chickens ended up being a much bigger project than we planned, as my non-farming husband and I spent $200 building a chicken coop. My husband does nothing halfway, LOL. We had them in the bathtub for a few weeks, and they were beginning to fly out of their box. Then I had to get more chicks, because after all that, 4 chickens just wasn't enough. We now have 5 roosters, 5 hens and 1 undecided. I do think the last one will decide to be a rooster, but I'm not certain yet. We have 4 superfluous roosters out of the chicken house now (the one inside the coop is named Lucky). They roost up on top of the chicken house at night and in the daytime they are fun to watch and listen to. They actually run toward the car when we come home. The big red rooster, Big Red, is by far the funniest and most enthusiastic runner. The white one is named Spooner, since he's a big fan of the cereal (Malt-O-Meal's version of mini-wheats), and will peck anything that comes between him and his namesakes. I'm glad we kept all the roosters, as they provide daily entertainment. We were thinking about making them into chicken & dumplings, but I had heard they would forage and pretty well fend for themselves. So far so good. It's been over a month, and the roosters have had no threat from our cats and dogs. They stick pretty close to the house. I also like that they eat bugs such as ticks.


Posted by 2Flower at October 13, 2006 09:04 AM | TrackBack

OOHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Happy to see you! I never gave up hope that you would come back to blogging. I missed you tons! It has been along time.

I am just trying to get back into the wswing of things too after my hiatus from my second baby.

I look forward to hearing more from you.

Posted by: Stephanie at October 14, 2006 08:32 PM