Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Chicken Check-in

We've got three laying now--of the four hens.  I love when I find them still warm.  The first eggs they lay are really small and get progressively bigger.  I got a huge one the other day with a double yolk.  Twins!  Sometimes they lay too hard (despite Dr. Gooch's efforts to add extra padding in the boxes) and crack the little eggs.  They flock around me when I go out with a scoop of scratch.  They love their scratch (cracked corn).  It is one of Avery's beloved chores.  I love our chickens.  I could sit and watch them all day.  But, then, who would do the laundry?  My mom would.  My Mom lives with me, which is probably even cooler than having chickens.


The Original Mangums said...

They are hens now for sure and so pretty. I never loved our chickens but the eggs were sure good.

kera said...

I so want to try out having chickens....I dont' know what I'm scared of??? I have that door mat by the way.....great minds think alike! :) I would love someone to do my laundry, it's my most dreaded house task!

Melanie Anne said...

I would love to have chickens--my hubby is not so sold on the idea though! Your chics are beautiful birds:) and I too would much rather watch them than do laundry! With 5 boys I have mountains of it!!