Now I know my chicks love me!
I received pretty little presents from them
since I've been tending to them while my husband
is recuperating from knee surgery.
When I go down to the coop, I bring treats!!
Green leafy treats, juicy squashy treats,
sometimes growing in the wild kind of treats
which they find the yummiest.
Normally I have all brown eggs since we migrated to Buffs.
There is an old Araucana but she is pretty old.
We have two cross breeds though so I think the blue is
coming out on occasion, none of them is a youngster.
Then, out of the blue
(excuse the pun)
they presented me with a tiny brown egg.
Cute and adorable to say the least,
but we'd need about 20 to make a decent omelet!
My husband says I've spoiled them.
He tried to put the chicks up before we went
to our friend's house last night; however, when
they heard someone approaching, they all ran out
to see what treats may be headed their way.
We had to leave them out and he tracked back
later to lock up their coop. We're pretty secure
but you don't like to take chances, especially
with the new fox that has appeared in the yard.
See! Here they are.
"What did you bring us today?"
( We don't wash our eggs until we are ready to use them
unless they are horribly dirty.)