THE CHICKENS

WE CURRENTLY HAVE SEVEN CHICKENS THAT RESIDE HERE. WE ACQUIRED THEM FROM A LOCAL GENTLEMEN WHO RAISES THEM ON HIS PROPERTY. EACH ONE WAS HAND PICKED AND NAMED WITH LOVE. UNFORTUNATELY, A FEW MONTHS AGO WE LOST ONE TO A RESIDENT HAWK. FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS THE CHICKENS WERE FREE TO ROAM THE PROPERTY WITH NO INCIDENTS. AFTER THE ATTACK THE HAWK CAME BACK EVERYDAY LOOKING FOR MEALS. WE DECIDED TO IT WAS BEST TO GET AN ENCLOSED COOP KNOWING WHAT WAS ENEVITABLE IF WE DIDNT. IT IS JUST HOW NATURE WORKS BUT NOW OUT OF HARMS WAY MS.MAGS,LUCY, ETHEL,RENEE, LUTH AND BETTY LOO,  AND THE NEWEST ADDITION "STAR THE ROOSTER" ARE SOME OF THE HAPPIEST CHICKS AROUND! THEY ARE TREATED TO FRUITS , VEGGIES, HAND DUG GRUBS FROM THE GARDEN, TABLE SCRAPS, EVEN OATMEAL ON A COLD WINTER MORNING. IT IS SUCH A WONDERFUL BLESSING TO HAVE  FARM FRESH EGGS STRAIGHT OUT OF THE COOP ON TO THE BREAKFAST TABLE.