Gift #904: Chicken Sitting

Some friends asked if I would mind checking in on their chickens and feeding/watering them while they were out of town for the weekend.  Mind??  Were they crazy?  Of course I wouldn’t mind!  I’d pay to take care of them for a while!  I don’t have chickens of my own (My neighborhood labors under the delusion that they are livestock, not pets).   One day they’ll see the light I hope. How can you not want to encourage the presence of such birds?

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Anyway, I was delighted to be asked and enjoyed taking care of them very much.  They were quite gentle and made delicate little clucks and bird-like purrs when I went to see them.  I was warned they might try to get out when I opened the pen and I was a bit concerned about that, so I tried to be very careful to keep in front of the coop when opening it.  They seemed very excited to see me, but I expect it was the prospect of food that excited them.

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They were very hungry today!  They’d eaten all their food and attacked the food bowl and corn with veracious appetite when I brought it to them.  Very polite chickens, they did stop to say thank-you before diving back into the dinner bowl.

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Aren’t they pretty girls?  They were chicks early this spring.  I can’t believe how quickly they grew up!  They are laying 5-6 eggs a day now and I was invited to take the eggs from the days that I watched them.  Yay!

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Beautiful eggs aren’t they!  Oh,  I love those brown ones!  So perfect!  The little dears laid 11 eggs over the weekend and I feel like a leprechaun with a pot of treasure.  11 eggs to enjoy!  It was delightful to spend time with the chickens and to take care of them – they were very sweet.

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Someone’s watching you!

Blessings to you,

Sarah

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One Response to Gift #904: Chicken Sitting

  1. Chicken love! What a nice blog with great photos.

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