Friday, March 18, 2011

Backyard chickens

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Well in our yard the chicken came first. We are now the happy owners of 3 bantam chickens. 2 hens (egglaydean and Henna) and 1 roster (Cluck Norris).
First off Bantam chickens are pet birds. These birds are not meant for meat or eggs, though they both can be eaten and lay eggs. These cute birds are 1/4 the size of the normal farm bird. We plan on trying our hand at hatching a few eggs but that will be later. Here are a few photos from this evening.

You can see that we have made a run for our birds to stretch there legs and wings. This is the first time they have been outside of a cage. the owners before us never let them out.

Michael and Jamie are feeding the birds. Yes Michael is naked, he is potty trained but now won't keep his clothes on. What can I say, he is SUCH a boy!

Jamie loves her chickens. Our kids were born for the country.

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