Chicken-Sitting

The Two Girls

  

A Classic Picture---'Did you say Chick-Fil-A?'

Nathan in the coop

  

No, we didn’t buy chickens. We’re hoping to someday . . . but not now (as far as I know). These are two chickens that we took care of over the last weekend. No, they didn’t come to our house. They live (literally) up the hill from us. Their owners went out of the town, and we volunteered to watch them Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Everyday we drove up and changed their water, gave them a cupful of feed, and brought home one to two eggs.  Also, to set the facts straight. They are six months old and are called ‘Rode Island Reds’ and were very well behaved. They followed us around, scratched at the dirt for bugs, and when they saw us carrying their food they raced back to the pen quite happily. They didn’t  run away when we tried to touch them. They just cowered down to the ground a bit.   They made the funniest sounds. There’s nothing like hearing a real chicken cluck! Lol And for those people who like itty, bitty details—-they didn’t have names. Which is alright, because you can’t really tell them apart. Nathan like them a lot, but I wasn’t able to convince him to touch one. He held the coop door open for us, though.  I told him he was looking at walking chicken nuggets. He . . . . didn’t know what to think of that! Lol    

~Jamie  

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3 thoughts on “Chicken-Sitting

  1. I would love to have chickens… I think they do need names. I would probably name them something like Queen Elizabeth and the Lady of Shalot… :D

    To the KING be all the glory!
    Rebekah

    Blog: http://donotgrowweary.com/blog/

    “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

  2. LOL, Rebekah, chickens do not act like stately queens! They act completely opposite–so save the queen names for some other kind of creature.

    Oh, by the way, we’re watching them again, and we have named them this time—“Miss Lemon” and “Mrs. Hudson”! They are hens, so we couldn’t just call them “Holmes” “Poirot” “Hastings” or “Watson”….so we used to the two female names instead. :D

    ~Jamie

  3. LOL Did I ever tell you about the caterpillars we had named after Henty Heroes? We had a Lee, Harry, Malcolm (I think…) and even a Gustavus Adolphus, who while not a Henty Hero, was a major part of one of those books… :D

    To the KING be all the glory!
    Rebekah

    Blog: http://donotgrowweary.com/blog/

    “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

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