So we now only have 2 chickens after our dog Comet broke into the coop. The kids and I are doing much much better after the loss, we are almost ready to get a few more new ones again.
The saddest thing is that Ginger lost her best friend Sweetie the chicken, and Lacey lost her best chicken friend too (Roxie). So now Ginger and Lacey have become close since they are the only ones left. They never leave each others sides anymore – probably because of the trauma.
Here are photos of Ginger and Lacey at 8 weeks old. These girls are getting big and we can even start to see traces of their waddles coming in. With there only being two chickens left at our house these two are super spoiled now.
Always getting held, talked to or sang to and I am sure they love it.
PS- I am in LOVE with fluffy chicken butts. I know, that sounds horrible. But seriously…their bums are SO fluffy and cute.
It makes me want to go on over and grab em. That does sound bad. Really bad. I think you need to be a chicken farmer to know what I am talking about, the rest of you will think I have officially lost it. Maybe I have.
I have a question for all you who have had chickens before.
I had 3 amazing readers leave comments sharing that I could have 2 chickens from their flocks – ( Seriously, you readers are the best ever!). One lovely lady said I could have baby chicks, one has some chicks that are around 4-5 weeks old and another dear reader said she has some that are the same age as mine are 7-8 weeks. I can only get 2 more, so what age should I get? I am concerned that if I get ones the same age that they won’t be as used to us? Will they be terrified when they see us coming since they don’t know us? I want to make sure our chickens are tame enough for my kids someday to take to the fair. But if we get little babies will our bigger ones pick on them? Thoughts? What do you think?