Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Yes it's true...the Turner's have chickens :)
Random thing I know, Mike's cousin was trying to give some of her's away because she had too many and I thought, "Why not? Fresh organic eggs every day, Outdoor pets, fun experience for kids..."
We picked up our 2 girls tonight, they are 8 months old and they should lay an egg almost every day. They were at the bottom of the pecking order in their bunch- they are our little underdog runts...one of them is very scared and lost most of her feathers from all the pecks...we hope for some new feathers soon :)
Mike now has another project on his list...a chicken coop. While the hens are waiting for their 'quaters' they are in a large dog crate in the garage.
We let them roam the yard for a while and they were so cute pecking away for worms.
The kids are so excited...after dinner they brought books out to read to the chickens and to say goodnight. Jacob is now asking for a rooster- he was mad when he found out the chickens were girls.
Hoping for some fresh scrambeld eggs in the morning...(ok that kind of grosses me out but hopefuly I will get over it.)
All we need is a dairy cow and some sheep :)