I surprised Christian with 6 chickens right when we moved to ‘the projects’ and another 2 a few weeks later! He was ecstatic…either that or stunned. I like to stick with ecstatic because it makes my decision look a lot better J They have been the best pets and are so fun to have around. The only downside is they completely destroyed the peppers in my garden- so no peppers this year. They have been free range chickens since day one which has been awesome but they recently started venturing down the road and found that our neighbors have great yards that are ripe for the picking which turns out to be a little bit of an awkward way to meet your new neighbors! Christian picked up an old chicken coop and set it up in our yard. We gathered all the chickens and put them in the coop thinking we had won the war with wayward chickens. Turns out most of them can fly out of the coop!
Funny story: A few nights ago I was sitting on my bed texting a few people back when something in the pile of covers next to me started moving. I started laughing thinking that Lily our dog had snuck on the bed and crawled under the covers. I called for Christian to come see what Lily had done. He came in and just started laughing and then said, “That’s not Lily!” I looked up and Lily was standing right next to him- Yikes! I flew off the bed and out of the room. I started screaming kill the rat because I was sure it was a rat! Christian grabbed a 2X4 and went to smack it but I screamed stop because I wanted to see what it was first. So he threw the covers off and low and behold there was Granny (one of our chickens) and she had laid an egg in MY nest! We started laughing so hard mostly out of relief that it wasn’t a rat and that we didn’t kill Granny! Poor Granny was almost bopped on the head! Since then she has successfully laid another egg in our room and tried multiple times to get inside every day since.
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