Sunday, August 24, 2008

Chicken update


We have now been chicken farmers for 48 hours. We must be naturals at this, since all 6 chicks are still alive and looking healthy. Saturday was a busy day for the chicks,since several neighbor kids stopped by yesterday to see the babies.



Later this week I'll make up a small chicken wire pen and we will these girls will get outside on the grass for a little while.

The kids are very excited about the chicks. They have never wanted to help so much with any of my past hair-brained ideas family projects. Having the help of the kids is making the chick upkeep very easy. The Talker is sharing his expertise from kindergarten, when they incubated and hand raised chicken, duck and guinea hens.

The Princess has been reading all of my chicken books to the chicks. She sits in front of the crate with her little chair and a book and she explains everything that these chicks need to know about being chicks. Hopefully she is skipping the chapters about butchering and processing grown chickens.

3 comments:

The Father of Five said...

"Hopefully she is skipping the chapters about butchering and processing grown chickens."

Which leads into the inevitable, yet unasked question....

Mike said...

And the inevitable answer, NOT by ME or in MY yard.

UrbanVox said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm
chicken! lol!