Monday, November 22, 2010

Finally Some Eggs Again!

A while back we had about 20-30 chickens and it was so much fun! However, we had some cats in the neighborhood that discovered the free buffet so we sold them to a hatchery nearby. It's a really good hatchery that gives tours so we were please they chose our chickens. This time though we are just testing out two of them. I believe it's a rooster and a hen but sometimes you just don't know till they crow.

Today I went to check on them, fill their water and food when one of them pecked at me.  That usually means one thing. There are eggs nearby and I'm too close.  Also, usually the one that is protective is the rooster.  Maybe not always but from the 30 or so we've owned, that's been the case.  So I went on a hunt and found the secret spot dug into the grass.

I sent the kids out to see if they could find the eggs.  They were so excited!  I am gonna watch to and see if the hen is eventually gonna be interested in sitting on her eggs.  If she is, we'll let them hatch.  I'll mark the ones that stay and collect the others.  I really hope this one wants to sit on her eggs.  This all depends of course if the other one is a rooster. I miss the crowing!

The chickens are 5 months old right now.  :) 

Chaz doesn't know he's getting little furry creatures for his room this week.  They squeak.  That's the first hint.  Hopefully they don't become chicken nuggets for a big dog.  It all depends if Chaz can keep them in the cage on his shelf above his tall bunkbed. 


Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

Little furry creatures that squeak but could be CHICKEN nuggets means... baby chicks! They don't stay "furry" for long, though, do they? :)

Virginia Revoir said...

No, like little mice! Chaz and Ryan are getting some in a cage tomorrow. :D