Can I just say that I LOVE my chickens!?! I don't know why we waited so long to get them. We are all enjoying them so much! Leah loves to give them treats and can't wait 'til the end of the day to give them their "scrat" (scratch). I think someone who is enjoying them a lot more than he thought is Dad. He likes to show us how they come running when he calls them and as much as he likes to pretend to be annoyed by them at times.....he's not fooling me! One evening, we were all out feeding the bottle calf and watching the chickens. Dad started to walk across the yard to get something from the shed and he had a steady line of 10 chickens following him!!! Why oh why didn't I have my camera?!?!?! We started laughing and he turned around to see his conga line. He tried to act indifferent and I think even grumbled something like "damn chickens", but he could not hide the smirk on his face. Yeah....he's enjoying them too....even if they are pooping on the concrete around his workbench. We'll just keep reminding him of the farm fresh eggs we'll be getting soon!
Here are some recent pictures of the chickens.
Dad and I fixed a nice little door for them.
Here is the rooster. Isn't he beautiful? He has started to crow....he doesn't have it down perfect yet but he's getting pretty good. Dad said he counted one day and the rooster crowed 14 times in a row! Guess he knows that practice makes perfect.