Six total (then)
We never could have know we were heading for something much, much bigger.
- Chickens are cannibalistic by nature
- The sound you usually link with a chicken ( Bok, bok, bok) is called the egg song and it is sung when chickens are about to lay their eggs or they are practicing for when they lay their first egg
- chickens get themselves clean by bathing in dust.
A few months after we got our first chickens we had already named them all and dropped their names because there was only one unique one in the batch. We named the one unique Skittles because she was so skittish when we first got her. The name stuck and she became our favorite.
One day I was sitting on the couch watching TV when I heard a weird noise outside, I got up and looked, I began shouting and screaming, Skittles had gotten into the dogs fenced in yard and Levi (our dog) had a hold of her and was trying to drag her off the deck. I had reason to scream, my dog, though a city pup all his life is the best bird catcher there is! In our small neighborhood yard he brought down countless birds, a bunny, and a few possums. But that’s another story.
These are our first six and the only ones laying eggs at the moment.
But still most of the time that's one egg from each, every day!We have three speckled, two black, and Skittles who is also black but a different kind.
|the Littles and a few Minis|
Yes the minis, recently set free In to the outdoors after being cooped up(ha ha) in a brooder in the work shop for weeks. These adorable things are now big enough to go out side.
Watching them forage is such a joy and they are so Cute!
The new ones-Yesterday we picked up week old chicks! They are so cute! Sadly though these chicks will grow up to be meat birds. But I know some chicken has to die for me to eat it so I would rather it be the Organic home raised chicken from my backyard than a miserably mistreated chicken from some chicken plant.
|The New ones|
So do you think I have enough chickens? So do I!
But guess what? Were getting more!
My mom calls it chicken math so here is the equation for my family
6 chickens + my family + land = 41 chickens
It was almost like we had none and then we had to many! But it’s to late now.It seems like a complicated equation but it’s not.
Here is a hint there's no math involved! Once you get chickens you will know what I mean.
So stay tuned for more chicken updates in May.
Victoria.....sorry about the delay. =(