Thursday, May 1, 2008
Look how cute these baby chickens are! Are we farmers now? We have a tractor and now we have chickens. Not very many chickens. Okay, four chickens. Maybe we're mini-farmers.
These things are so cute. I can't wait to see them when they get bigger. They are Silkies and Sizzles with the poofy, fluffy hair. I'm hoping they are not all roosters. What are the odds of that happening?
I feel bad for the Silkies. They are 4 weeks old and losing their little chick fuzz. They kind of look like they have a bad haircut. They don't seem to be too embarrassed about it though. The little black ones are the Sizzles. They are supposed to get fluffy too, but with curls.
I can't remember what started the whole thing, but Bear and Car decided they wanted chickens. I thought chickens would be fun to have also, but I couldn't get Martha Stewart out of my head whenever I thought about actually getting some. (like she actually got in there and fed and took care of them like she made it look.) But, here we are starting this new adventure. Hopefully, the dog won't get them. She just stands outside their cage drooling. That's probably a bad sign.
I have to admit. We don't have a purposeful reason to raise them. They could never supply our egg needs, and we will never eat them (although the dog may). I guess they are just for fun, and that's okay. We will enjoy watching them grow, lay eggs, scratch around, and whatever else chickens do (we'll soon find out, won't we?).
Does this mean I have to relinquish my farmer (or mini-farmer) title?