We have acquired some chickens from some friends. They had too many and we were interested in having some hens (for the "free" eggs aspect). Jeff was a good sport and put together a hen house Saturday and Monday nights (instead of the homework he could have been doing). It was a good thing because we got the 6 hens Monday night. We weren't sure with the transition how long it would be to get eggs, but we got 3 today!!! Two of them are pretty big too. I'm excited to cook them and see how yummy they are.
The kids were very excited to let them out to explore the yard. The hens had been waiting all day to get out and I was impressed with how well they did (not flying away and all).
Here's Jeff letting them out and Grant loving watching them!
They loved eating the grass and finding the bugs. It was like a feast! All the kids loved them and the boys started naming them. I can't remember all of them but I'll share the ones I can - Goldy (she's yellow), Henny, Clawy, and Reddy.
Mhari had an especially fun time with them and I've added a video for you to enjoy if you keep scrolling down :)
Here is one drinking... too fun!
Talmage petting his favorite hen. This is a good photo to show that they really are quite fast. This one was really nice though and will let us pet it for the most part.
That's our new excitement. We are turning into a farm... if you want to feel country come on by! At least I feel like we are working on becoming more self reliant :). Hopefully the hens will be good pets for the kids as well as provide some great hormone free eggs!
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