Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Chick Day!

April 7th was "Chick Day" at our house. That's when Stephen went to the Feed Store and brought home six new baby chicks to add to his small barnyard brood. He's got 16 chickens now, counting the babies, and that's enough for anyone. Stephen registered his flock with the Oregon State University program to ensure that he has the latest updates on raising chickens and keeping them safe from illness. He built a special box for the new chicks, adjusted the heat lamp, and got everything placed "just so." Stephen's chickens produce an average of six to eight eggs per day. That means he's got as many eggs as the Easter Bunny. He gives them away to family and friends. The chickens come to him when he calls and follow him anywhere he goes!

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