Monday, April 30, 2007

cluck, cluck, cluck.....SOLD!

If you've been to Art's blog today, you're probably dying to know what the heck us kids have been up to now. Well......

....there was an Auction Sale here in Endako on Saturday. We volunteered to work in the concession and while I was running the cash register Art was scoping out what was for sale. He got himself one of these ...... which allowed him to bid. He bought these .....

10 pullets and 1 cockerel. All we had to take them home in was Xena's kennel (we'll have to hose that out for sure!).I think some of our neighbours (and maybe even Art) were surprised to see me catch them and put them in the kennel. I'm not quite the city slicker they thought I might be. Little do they know I spent my youth in the Luxton 4H Poultry club and raised many a chicken.

In the meantime, while we build a proper coop for them, the harem are living in this former horse barn.They seem very happy and I'm tickled to have them.In the first 24 hours they gave us 6 eggs. This morning's breakfast was particulary yummy! Now, it's off to town to buy them some food and feeders. They probably think they've died and gone to heaven because all I've had to give them for 2 days is wildbird seed. Woohoo!

2 comments:

My Little Corner said...

Cute story! And good for you for catching them all! I am not a big fan of chickens (had to work aroudn them) but so glad you're happy and having such yummy eggs!

Carol said...

Wow! A real farm now! Those chickens are very lucky. That barn is huge. Very, cool. And very Martha Stewart of you, as well. :-)