I don’t know how I feel about this chicken business.

I’ve been talked into having hens. I resisted for a number of years, but have finally caved. Now there are four chickens in my garage, waiting for a coop to be built.

It’s for the kids, ultimately. And when my son discovered the first egg, a mere two hours after bringing them home, his excitement reminded me why they are here.

That, and fresh eggs for breakfast.

Saving a Chick


This is Beep.

He/she is a little chick that was being trampled on by the bigger, stronger chicks he was brought home with. So he was separated, coddled, fed, and warmed until he could stand on both his legs and open his eyes.

My children thought it was great having a chicken in the house.

We all think it’s great that he’s better.