Sunday, November 16, 2008

Back In Business

Once upon a time, we had chickens.

Then we didn't.

Then we did.

Then we didn't.

Just making sure you're up to speed.

After the last chicken episode, I decided that we should take an infinite break from the chicken business.

That plan was abandoned a couple of weeks ago when a neighbor called. She had heard of our predicament wherein 22 chickens were dispatched in a single killing spree. She happened to have some extra hens that had just begun laying. She offered to give them to the kids.

My initial reaction was to run far, far away from her kind offer.

I don't like chickens.

But I reconsidered when I realized that if we were doing the chores to care for two chickens (the sole survivors of the chicken incident), we might as well be doing the chores for a dozen.

I told her she had to sell them, not give them, to Riley. She agreed, so he and his father drove over one rainy evening and exchanged a crumpled $10 bill for 10 red hens.


Riley is happy.


The chickens are happy.


The puppy is a little too happy.


Even I, the chicken hater, am happy.


They're good eggs.


Dawn said...

I'm not a fan of chickens, but they are pretty in a chicken kind of way. And I would be especially happy to have their products!!!

There's just something really neat about brown eggs!


Jen said...

I am so envious of you. I miss my chickens but the skunk, raccoon, coyote, weasel, and mink make it just about impossible to keep them alive around here not to mention all our buildings are full of sheep. We also have an almost 1 yo border collie that would also like them a little too much I'm afraid. Tell Riley he made a great business deal for his chickens.

Anonymous said...

I love your pictures!

Blessings, Whitney

Jenny said...

That is the predicament of my life: don't want to mess with chickens, but I do want the eggs. LOL!

Hope nothing happens to these ones.

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

So being this is a business for Riley does he sell his eggs?

cndymkr / jean said...

They are very good looking chickens and their eggs are nice too. That puppy is just a little scary.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Oh, I love fresh eggs. They're so yellow, yummy and good. Mmmm.

Mum-me said...

Yes that dog looks much too interested. Hope you have a double latch and lock on the gate this time (or is the dog even too clever for that?)

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