Eggcellent

Our hens have started laying eggs! Of course, they are overachievers. They are not supposed to lay eggs until about 9 months of age and it has been only 6 months. So we have been scrambling to get roosting boxes setup so that they are not laying eggs on the floor of the coop. However, the eggs are tiny. Is this normal? I guess we’ll see if they get bigger. Sweet. With all this effort, we can now save like $1.50 on eggs per week. Watch out Bill Gates!

 

What the Duck?

Okay, somebody needs to stop us. We can’t seem to stop adding animals to our petting zoo. Let me introduce you to our ducks:

Okay, so here’s the real story. It turns out that the chickens are not going to work out with the petting zoo. Despite the fact that we have been handling them on a daily basis to try and keep them tame, they still freak out every time they are touched. That doesn’t work so good when you are having small children try to pet them. It just so happens that these adorable ducks absolutely love attention and cuddling. They are a much better fit.

Not to worry about the chickens. We are keeping them around for the eggs.