Monday, July 5, 2010
Introducing... The Chooks!
This post is linked up with FatMumSlim's weekly Point and Shoot event.
Over the weekend, we got ourselves some chickens. This has been a plan of ours for a while, and Steve has been busy building the chicken coop, which he finished late last week.
We now have three new members of our household (or backyard, really) who are becoming acquainted with the three of us humans and Taylor, our dog. We have named them as any chooks should be named - very originally. The white one is called Foggy (the breed is a Leghorn, so of course our first thought was of Foghorn Leghorn from the old cartoons!) and the two brown ones are Buck and Buck Buck.
Yep, I know.
We were told it could take them a couple of weeks to settle in and begin laying eggs. I think it was proof that they're settling in well when one laid her first egg for us yesterday. It was so exciting to go down the back with Abbey in the morning and find a fresh, warm egg waiting there for us to collect - the beginning of a new morning routine.
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