Today, while running errands, I stopped by the feed store to pick up the twelve chickens that I ordered. When I got home, Boux was rather curious about what was in the chirping box.
After watching him circle the crate for a while, I thought I would actually let the chickens out of the box. Heyyy! Bark, Bark, Bark. What are those? Whine, Whine, Whine.
I ended up deciding on six Rhode Island Red hens, five Marans hens, and one Marans rooster. The Marans will end up laying some really cool dark purple/red eggs. Beat that grocery store eggs! The small Rhode Island Red was the first to find the food.
When the kids got home from school, Kate had a time getting to know them. She had to hold ALL of them.
Then she decided it was time for me to hold one so she could take pictures for a while.
After several long minutes of cuddling the fluffy little additions, it was time for them to go back into the crate. Sleepy time! Here’s hoping anyway.