I never really saw myself as wanting a chicken farm, but it seems one has found me, anyway! We have our own three girls to take care of, and now in addition we have almost three dozen Malay/Naked/other Asian chickens that we are raising up for a man we gave some roosters to last year. He's paying us five dollars each for them, but with all the feed they're going through, we'll be lucky if we make a few pennies off each!
A mix of Malay and Half-Nakeds (mixed with another breed, but missing lots of feathers)
It has been a fun thing for the children to help out, though, and we've learned a lot about Asian-style chickens that we never knew before.
This is the biggest Malay rooster, whom we call "Gentle Ben."
This is a Malay hen, half-grown.
They start out so cute and fluffy!
These are our own two hens, Madeleine (Duckwing Bantam) and Hickey Pickety (Black
Australorp). Taking care of them is nothing now, after having all the others!
And here is our silly Polish Crested Phyllis Polly Peacock, who is helping us see if our new raccoon trap works right!
Tune in next time for more homestead adventures!
"Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens"
Last night I dreamed of chickens, there were chickens everywhere, they were standing on my stomach, they were nesting in my hair, they were pecking at my pillow, they were hopping on my head, they were ruffling up their feathers as they raced about my bed. They were on the chairs and tables, they were on the chandeliers, they were roosting in the corners, they were clucking in my ears, there were chickens, chickens, chickens for as far as I could see... when I woke today, I noticed there were eggs on top of me.