I feel complete. It was the missing link in my family preparedness plan. It will save me from spending $4 per dozen on farm fresh eggs. The perfect addition to my backyard farm.....Meet the new ladies:
We have Jenny, Zoe, LaFonda and the triplet sisters. They are loved. Maybe a little too much. They have a house guest:
Unless she can start laying eggs, she needs to find a new house. She became very fond of this nesting box while we were making final preparations for the chickens. I woke the first morning to this scene. She had found a way in and didn't mind one bit that this wasn't her place in the world. She didn't get the memo that cats and chickens don't mix. She tried to give one a bath. Didn't go over so well. She'll soon figure it out.
I wasted lots of time the last few days just watching them. Silly little creatures. A couple more months and they will give me eggs. The least they could do for the amounts of chicken poop I have had to clean up. The boys will be taking that job over tomorrow. Another good reason to have pets....job creation. Kids need responsibilities and ownership. The youngest three are delighted. Hopefully it will last as they have to free range them a couple times a day and watch them so they don't devour my garden. It looks pretty funny to see a little boy out there with a stick shepherding them around. Cute as pie.
A special thanks to my husband for making all my dreams come true. He did a fine job on the coup. I think he likes them a bit too. I saw him staring at them as well for a good period of time when he should have been getting to work. Mesmerizing.
I have high hopes that the scorpions will find their fate. With 4 cats in the backyard and 6 chickens, you would think that the numbers will diminish. Here's hoping!