Tuesday, October 5, 2010

School and Chickens

Well, friends.  School has started again for me, and it is pretty much as gross as school can be.  So, I'm looking forward to this time next year, when I'll be done with school for ever!  However, in the present tense, this means that I won't be able to post nearly as much as I have been. . . which is too bad, cuz I really enjoy it.

Anyway, on to happier things!  Yesterday we (got, earned, made . . . what is the right word here?!) five dozen eggs from our chickens, which means that, at $3.00 a dozen, they have paid themselves off!  Now, we figure another four dozen eggs, and they'll have paid off their bag of feed.  After that, we'll be saving money with them.  Until we have to buy another bag of feed, that is.  But, they're only about half way through their first, so I think we really will save money in the long run.  Plus, we know the chickens live happy lives and our eggs are as fresh as can be and probably healthier, too.  So, here's some pics of our silly chickens!

Strolling in the yard.
No, she's not dead, just taking a lovely little dust bath!

Apparently, the dust clogs the lungs of mites that live
on the chickens.
Enjoying the sunshine, and grass.

Especially enjoying the bugs.

Look closely, you'll see two chickens in the compost
bin, their favorite spot!
At first, we were nervous about letting them run around the whole yard because we didn't know what Daisy would do with them.  But, she's more interested in their poop than them, so really we should have been more worried about what the chickens would do to her.  Oh well!  Now their not even scared of her at all.  I guess you know you have a wussy dog when not even the chickens are afraid of her! 

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