Anyways, I didn't really think we'd get chickens again . . . but we did. For many reasons, but a couple reasons made me okay with it all. First of all, our kids will have the bulk of the responsibility of caring for these chickens - each week a child will be assigned water and food duty, plus egg-collecting once they start laying. The kids had to buy their chicks with their own money (okay, so we helped Emmy a little and Lucy and Ben "share" one since Lucy didn't have any money . . . ). We will be adding a bigger chicken run area so hopefully we will have happy hens. Also, after our vegetable garden is done (late October) we will let the chickens out in our garden (putting up some high chicken wire fencing or something) and let them have all that space to roam around and fertilize our garden. :)
Anyways, on to the cute pictures:
It was a fun evening for the kids.
As I said on facebook:
I must really love my children (and Ben, too) because I really hate birds.