Our Family

Our Family

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Chickens Have Arrived!






















Several weeks ago we decided to purchase some chickens for one of our 4-H projects. They cost .40 a piece. We are living out here in the country on 11 acres and wanted to do something with some of the land. (Eventually we would like to get some cows too but we are starting out small.) The kids have been waiting anxiously for 2 weeks because the chickens didn't hatch when they were supposed to. Alex put on his boots the other day and told me we had to go to the farm and get our chickens Right Now! Well, they arrived today. We were supposed to get 9 hens and 1 rooster, but there were 5 extra roosters and Art was the last to arrive to pick them up so we now have 9 hens and 6 roosters. The children have named the chickens (but as you can see they all look the same and we can't tell them apart) Some of the names are Herbie, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Lightning, McNugget (that was Art, very funny ) I can't remember the rest. I will have to ask the kids in the morning. Right now the chickens are living in a box in the shop, but the children are going to help Daddy build a chicken coop. We are hoping to show some of the chickens at the Fair, and hopefully they will start supplying us with eggs in the fall.
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