Our Nursery Is Filling Up With Chicks

DSC_1682My mom has been incubating a large group of chicken and turkey eggs the last month and the chickens are hatching (the turkey eggs have about another week before hatching).

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My son loves to watch the chicks run around “cheep, cheep, cheep” -ing, it’s educational and entertaining.

DSC_1690He wants to hold them and squeeze them so bad….but, we just let him pet them for now.

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He likes to throw things into the tub that the chicks might like, books, yo-yo’s, things he finds in the trash can, luckily I’m also two steps behind him and no harm is done.

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We hatched a few chickens a few weeks ago and they have already been moved to the barn – but this last batch is the largest that has been incubated. We just need to see these chicks into adulthood – my parents have a dog that LOVES to eat her some maturing chickens….we have devised a solid plan for protecting these new ones.

SAVE THE CHICKS!
SAVE THE CHICKS!

We have dozens of farm fresh – free range – NON GMO – eggs piling up in our fridge.

DSC_1700When I was in high school, our family owned chickens. We had a few roosters in the bunch and my parents decided to eat two of the roosters. I remember the process entirely.

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The slaughter, the plucking, and boiling…. none of which I was actually a part of, but I saw it!!!

DSC_1703I’m still scared and I remember sitting at the dinner table staring down at my bowl of rooster noodle soup and I couldn’t eat it. I just couldn’t. It’s like, eating the family dog.

DSC_1706I knew them since they were babies for goodness sake! They were so cute. Some how, I don’t have that feeling toward the cows that we butcher, maybe because the cows annoy me more?

DSC_1707I wont eat you little guy…I mean, I don’t plan to eat you.

One thought on “Our Nursery Is Filling Up With Chicks

  1. LOL! : D I can remember when my grandparents got baby chicks. We always had so much fun playing with them!

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