Are these roosters or hens? Only time will tell...I am joining Shelia at Note Songs for her Roosters and Chickens Party.
My children have longed for chickens for quite some time This year at the Melba, Idaho 4th of July celebration my children entered the chicken race. Talley, our 10 year old, caught a chicken and was determined to keep it! I just couldn't say no, even though I have never wanted chickens. Corbyn, her little cousin from Idaho couldn't bring his chicken home on the plane to Arizona so we ended up with two chickens. The kids carried them home for the 9 hour drive home in a box on their laps.
The children named their chickens Zach and Melba; Melba was named after Melba, Idaho where we were visiting Aunt Dawnell and Jeff and their family. Talley made a sign to hang on the chicken run.
Talley likes to play tricks with her chickens.
She likes to hold them.
We have been making a chicken coop as a family project this summer. It's not finished yet, but it soon will be. What color should we paint it? We are leaning to red with white trim. I am sure the pictures of the finished chicken coop will make their way to may blog.
Most the time they spend time in their chicken run, but they LOVE getting out and eating bugs -- we have a ton of grasshoppers that need to be eaten. Unfortunately,
they wreak havoc on my husband's wildflowers as they hunt and peck for bugs-- they stamp on anything in their way.
I would have never thought that I could enjoy chickens, but it is because Talley loves them so.
We have gone chicken crazy and have watched the movie "The Egg and I" starring Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert. It's a fun romp chronicling a city slicker married couple who on a whim buy a country home and start raising chickens for their eggs.
"Hey, are you lookin' at me?" I sure hope you are a hen Zach!
Go visit Shelia at her Roosters and Chickens Party. Most likely, there probably won't be many live chickens but lots of chicken accessories and chicken tablescapes.