Happy Summer! Today’s topic..CHICKENS! WHAT???
I have been helping hubby…AKA…FARMER WITHOUT A FARM…
Keep the homestead happy while he works & I ..vacation!
I have weeded vegetable gardens, picked vegetables, mowed, watered & etc.
(I know..I like to work outside, but IT’S BEEN SOOO HOT!)
But, we also have..
Yes..chickens..in a chicken coop.
I live in a suburban town.
70,000 people…house 5-8 feet APART!
AND WE HAVE CHICKENS!
I REALLY like fresh chicken eggs…and baby chicks are SOOOOO cute!
Now I will say..our city allows you to have 5…
we only have 2! That’s enough!
Here is RAPUNZEL – she has LONG feathers
SNOW WHITE is black ( hiding I am sure ) – C’mon
..Snow White has BLACK hair!
( Granddaughter’s named them)
Here is the TRI-LEVEL Chicken CONDO!
My hubby takes EXCELLENT care of his “chickies”…
It has been hot here in NOR CAL…100 degrees plus!
Our “chickies” have a HUGE water tank (oustide the coop )
attached with a hose
to the inside of the coop
with a “CUP”
inside the for them to drink from.
It’s attached by a hose to our sprinklers
so they always have clean, fresh water to drink!
The only problem is….
THEY WANT ME TO FILL IT
…intead of “pecking it” , for the water to come out!
They would LOVE it ,
if I would just stand there…
& keep the cup full.
So what’s a farmer’s wife to do?
Just as teaching anyone to do anything…
MODEL, MODEL, MODEL
YOU want ME to Model this??????? To CHICKENS????
NOT! REALLY??? ME????
So..I took a stick..pushed on the nozzel in the cup ( really just tapped it)
AND WATER FILLED UP THE CUP!
I had both of them in my hands
..NOT CHOKING THEM
though I may have thought about it!
..just enough so they wouldn’t scratch me!
I showed them where the water was & how to get it!
Then I stuck pushed, pushed a little harder, their “LITTLE BEAKS” into the cup.
Over & Over
Over and Over…
Did I mention chickens are NOT “above average” in cognitive development?
And again…and again..
NOW for independent practice! 🙂
Here’s my theory..
I WILL NOT POUR THE WATER INTO YOUR BEAKS!
If you are thirsty….
They are alive.
I guess sometime ( when I am NOT looking )..
SO..you can lead a horse to water…
but make sure he teaches the chickens HOW to drink!
Thanks for hanging in there with me!
From me to YOU…
(NO…I WILL NOT
HOW TO DANCE!!!)
I think I will go practice the MACARENA! 🙂