Saturday, September 15, 2007

Chicken & Egg

Sept. 14, 2007

What came first, the chicken or the egg. Fortunately, in this case, the answer is straightforward. We have been awaiting an "Egg" for sometime. It came, with a stream of September morning sunlight & a wide 9-year-old-grin last Thursday. Bad news, one of the teacup twins (above) had pecked at it. Note to self: get oyster shells at the Country Store. Later that day, we gave all four hens an outing to celebrate (okay, two had flown the coop or rather the run; we later spent an hour chasing down the last hen).

Never imagined raising hens could be so, well, interesting. Mind you, it does cut into other pursuits, like paddling. Ah well. Balance in life.


Michael said...

My daughter's boyfriend gave my wife a bantum hen and rooster for a Christmas present last year with a spring delivery date. We now have 8 little chickens running about, down from the original 12, teaching us about natural attrition... Thanks for the book tip. I'll download it!

Alison Dyer said...

Michael, great xmas present. Are they laying? Down 4 already eh? that's what I'm worried about. My kids have made some real bonds with these critters. Hope you enjoy the audio book & reminds you of your visits to this coast. Alison