|12 reasons I've been a little more busy as of late|
Last Saturday we took advantage of the summer-like conditions and took them to the back yard for a chicken field trip. We fashioned a pen and I sat out in the yard with them while Doug cleaned up their living area in our mud room.
|Ella, on the left and Babalou on the right|
|Ella- my favorite.|
Doug told me not to get too attached- not to name them. I have only named a few. I wanted to have chickens for the eggs and I'm not too sure about eating my own hand-raised chickens. I did name my California White "Jenny O." That is what I think of when I look at her.
I didn't literally lose sleep when I brought my chickens home, but there have been many nights that I've gotten up to check on them. Just a little bit ago, I went in to check on them and the temperature was down to seventy so I turned the heat lamp on. It has been warm enough (and they have gotten big enough) that we have been turning the lamp off during the day. Any project I take on I jump in with both feet and this chicken venture is no different. I've signed up to attend a couple of talks put on by the local Purdue University Extension office. Hopefully I will meet other new chicken mamas and daddys.