The warmth (and humidity) of summer is still lingering. The chickens made it through the sweltering summer months and October is here already. They have been laying eggs now for almost two months. It’s funny: the very week they decided to lay their first eggs, we were away on vacation! I was kinda bummed to have worked so hard all spring and summer making a good life for those chickens and they go and lay their first eggs for the chicken sitters, go figure! I’m over it now, as gathering the eggs has become a daily task. It’s still exciting though! Just today I happened upon a chicken in the nesting box right as the egg came out and I watched it dry before my eyes. It’s pretty amazing.
The experience as a whole has been rewarding. Sometimes yucky but mostly fun. The kids love going to get the eggs and most of the eggs have made it back to the kitchen!
In regards to the ladies themselves, I really enjoy watching them and seeing how they get along. It’s been fun seeing them grow up, and they sure did grow! They are big fat chickens! The pecking order is real! I have been pecked many times by the “bully” and she is the smallest one. I told her to be nice or she might become fried chicken.