3.09.2009

Fuzzy Additions

We took the plunge this weekend and bought some chicks. They are cute, little balls of fluff right now, but in a few months they will be bug eating, egg producing, earning-their-own-keep pets!

I only want two or three, but J insisted on getting six "just in case". Good thing, too. The littlest one died last night. Little Miss C cried and cried. We held a funeral and talked about death. These chicks are already providing learning experiences.

The kids can't keep their hands off of them. Our hope is that the chicks will grow to be comfortable with being held, no matter how big they get. Otherwise, they're out! :) 

8 comments:

MegRuth said...

My sister and her family got 8, just in case, but they all survived.

They finally had to sell them off to another family, too much poop for them. But the eggs! Oh the eggs!

Jennifer said...

aww they're so cute!

Miggy said...

That's a fantastic idea on so many levels.

Chelsea said...

When I was growing up (in Arizona) we lived in an area with TONS of bugs - so many that you don't ever want to go outside barefoot after dark. One year we got chick for easter. It was the coolest Easter gift and lesson - the Resurrection and how it tied to new life and new beginnings, etc.

We had awesome eggs for about a year before we had to move the chickens out of our backyard (we were in the city and we weren't supposed to have 'farm' animals) but it was so great!

h. said...

Way to go! Just one more thing to be envious of :) Are they strictly egg layers, or are you going to get meat out of them, too?

Those Crazy Clarks!!! said...

Do you live in a development here in Arizona. I would love to get some chickens but am afraid it is against our HOA. Are you just being a rebel? lol

Em said...

To the previous comment: As an Arizona girl who used to live in a residential neighborhood, I'm pretty sure you can have chickens...just no roosters. And you have to clip their wings, of course, or they'll be in your neighbor's yard (we learned the hard way).

We used to have 5 chickens! The eggs were great, but word to the wise--do NOT cage them right outside your bedroom window!

MelancholySmile said...

I'm a rebel, dottie. :) It's against our HOA, but we're just going to see how it goes. We know someone in our neighborhood who has ducks and geese, so we figured chickens couldn't be that bad. I really want them to eat all the bugs!

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