7 In Everyday Life

Meet our Chickens

About a month ago we brought home our chickens.
I like to refer to them as The Ladies.

Zoie has been over the moon excited to have them here,
spending as much time as she can get outside talking to them, feeding them, and petting them.

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Sheriff Callie is the spotted lady.
She is the Leader of our Flock… cause she thinks she’s in charge.

The others all share a name.
Because I can’t tell them a part.

There is Daryl.
Her sister, Daryl.
Their sister, Daryl.
And their other sister, Daryl.

Those of you that remember The Bob Newhart show, should also get a little giggle out of that.
Miss Callie got her name from the Disney Channel… of course.

Zoie likes feeding them anything they will eat from her hands.
So we have a plethora of nuts and seeds, dried fruits, and dried worms. I know the worms sound disgusting, but they aren’t as bad as it sounds; and Zoie thinks it’s cool. She’s our bug lover.

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I like that I can feed them most of my kitchen scraps.

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Just like me, they’re big fans of bread and pasta but also enjoy a salad when offered.
Me and my chickens… we like our carbs!

We are regularly collecting 3-5 eggs a day from these little layers.
More than enough to feed our family and have some extras to share with family and friends.

I know I’ve said before that I don’t really care for chickens unless they are on my plate… okay… I might have used the word, hate.  But these girls are growing on me.
So easy to take care of and I love that Zoie loves them so much.
Plus, she is learning a little responsibility having to check their food and water every day.
I am a huge fan of anything Zoie can learn from.

Parenting win!

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7 Comments

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    Avalon
    June 5, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I love the ladies. I must be nice to have some of your own. I heard they can be really kind, just like cats and dogs if you’re good to them.

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      ChasingZ
      June 5, 2015 at 10:28 am

      I love having them, reminds me of my childhood and growing up on a farm. And they LOVE Zoie and are really gentle with her.

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    Lee Anne
    June 5, 2015 at 9:46 am

    OMG how much fun! I would love to own chickens someday!
    xoxo
    Lee Anne

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      ChasingZ
      June 5, 2015 at 10:28 am

      They a lot easier than I remember when I was a kid, so glad we got them. I hope you get some 🙂

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    Urvi
    June 5, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Zoie is so cute. She must be enjoying with her new chicken friends

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    Rowan
    June 5, 2015 at 11:06 am

    How magical! I hope that one day, when I have children of my own, we can have chickens. I always wanted them as a kid!

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    Jaime
    June 6, 2015 at 5:19 am

    So cute! I have a couple friends that have backyard chickens. How cool it must be to have a constant supply of eggs!

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