As if I needed one more thing to take care of, we went out and bought chickens. The kids have been begging for them for years. Now that we are finally settled in the house, we made the purchase. Josh has been working on a coop for a few weeks. When it was ready, we did a little research about chickens. I found a great farm that sold Barred Plymouth Rock chicks. They are a beautiful breed of chicken that makes good layers.
We went out to the farm and came home with three baby chicks. They are adorable! The kids have named them "Elsa", "Breakfast" and "Chic-fila". Let's hope we can keep these things alive for a few years.
Emma checking out the coop
Grady with "Breakfast"
Petting their bellies
They are two weeks old and can already escape their brooding box
They will stay in the basement for another month. After that, we will move them to the coop.
We let them play outside while supervised.
If they can survive Emma's "love" then they can take on any fox, raccoon or possum.
Welcome to the family, ladies.