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Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Hens Are Laying!!

Several months ago, I decided that I'd like to get some hens so that we could have some fresh eggs.  You should have seen Wayne's face when I suggested this! What? I'm from the country...I'm not opposed to having chickens.  I'm just not going into the coop with them! LOL...I did some research and found a coop design to suit me, and then I had my sweet hubby build it for me.  Some generous friends of ours let us have 4 of their young hens (pullets that had not started laying yet), and we brought them home and have babied them ever since.  The girls named them Mable, Mazie, Betsy, and Alice.  We check on them twice a day, and the girls LOVE checking to see if they've laid any eggs. 

After two LONG (according to the girls) weeks of waiting, the girls finally found a surprise waiting on them this afternoon!  I'm sooo glad I was able to capture this moment on video thanks to my cell phone!  It's too cute not to share...enjoy!

Our first small egg....can't wait to see more of them!

Our 4 little ladies are Buff Orpingtons, but this weekend we'll be adding 10 lovely White Leghorns to our brood.  I never in a million years thought I'd want to have chickens, but I'm so glad I gave it a try.  The hens are great...very docile, and they let the girls pet them.  They even eat out of the girls' hands!  Such fun!

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