How can chickens make such a difference to the whole family??
I have to say that I was somewhat reluctant to add two additional mouths to feed to our growing family. But so far (touch wood) we’ve all fallen completely in love with our clucky chicks… Even the dogs can wait to get out in the mornings to sniff them down.
My 2yr old girl talks about them constantly. Her poor nursery class hear about the chickens every movement. Admittedly, they’re movements aren’t much other than exploring the garden for bugs and occasionally coming over for a pat. I’ve got to say, I didn’t expect a chicken to be so affectionate and seemingly aware of it’s surroundings. As for my 1yr old, he’s over the moon with excitement and simply squeels and points when he sees them. I’m pretty sure he can’t wait to get his hands on them.. Hmm.. I’ll be watching him with caution..
As for myself and my better half, well we think they’re fun. It’s a welcoming change to have a member of the family that just eats what you put in front of them without complaint and doesn’t have a tantrum. Result! Each day I’m pretty proud when I see they’ve produced an egg. My head boggles with what baking I can do to make best use of their eggs.
As for the kids development they have been amazing. My daughter is more than excited with the chores of feeding them and cleaning out the coop. Yes, she’s put to work early. She’s rewarded with a star on her Star Chart. Let’s see how long that reward recognition lasts with her.. But so far so good.
Even the neighbours have taken well to them. Happy to hear their muffled clucks apparently makes them feel like their in the country.
So.. So far they’re a winner!
Now I’ve got three eggs to figure out what to make. Any suggestions??