Monday, May 14, 2007

two weeks into chicken farming

week three We've now officially turned the corner and are heading into our third week as chicken farmers.

When I first brought the chicks home two weeks ago, I was worried I'd be able to keep up with the twice-daily feeding/watering/cleaning schedule, but so far I haven't missed a one.

I was also concerned that for some reason or another I wouldn't be able to tell the girls apart, but they've got enough of a personality split that I can easily tell that ZsuZsu is going to be the chief bug catcher while Sophia will be the one to follow behind hoping there's some leftover scraps.

Another nice side effect to owning the chickens is that I now notice more and more birds everywhere I go. I'm sure all these birds have been around me the whole time, but I'm definitely more aware of my surroundings, and I'm happy to notice we've got a lot of birds that play around our backyard even when the chicks aren't out scratching in the mulch.

We're still a week away from ordering our Eglu from the Omlet folks, and wouldn't you know, I see there's now an Eglu Cube out that can hold up to ten birds. Granted, that's only in the UK, but I imagine its only a matter of time before the Cube shows up state side.

Can't wait to see what week 3 has in store for us.

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