Thursday, April 30, 2009

What is up with this EGG!

We have the cutest and sweetest chickens in the world. They are so tame they follow you everywhere and love to be picked up and petted. We let our chickens out during the day and they eat all the bugs in the yard.

We started with baby chicks a year ago and this year we have 9 hens laying 6-9 eggs a day. They lay ginormous eggs but this one is by far the strangest egg yet. The kids are so excited to take it to school to show their teachers.

Here is a picture of a large egg from the grocery store, then our usual eggs from our chicken, and finally our STRANGE egg.

The kids talked me into saving two baby ducks this year. The ducks were not standing on their own and so they couldn't get to the food or water and were going to die. My Noah nursed them and made sure they got food and water all day long. He saved their lives and now they are also huge.

Here is a cute picture when one of them when they are a week old.

We haven't named them yet because we don't know if they are girls or boys. And because we saved 2 ducks we had to get some cute little chicks to keep them company.

The ducks and chickens do not live in the house! Looks like they do from the picture above. They were in containers in the bathtub for 2 weeks so we could make sure they were getting their medicine and the weather was so cold here even with a heat lamp. Now they are cozy and warm out in the barn still separated from the big hens. So now we have 2 ducks and 14 chickens, a dog, and a cat. A crazy place if you ever saw one.

One of our little friends were visiting when the babies were in the tub and went on to tell his teachers that he played with baby ducks and baby chickens in the bathtub. He totally confused his teacher!

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