Its been all about the chickens around here lately. Since getting our girls back in April, we've built a coop, fed and watered and cared for our three Dominiques (which weren't Black stars after all) and three Buff Orpingtons. After the girls started trying to roost in the backyard neighbor's tree at night, we learned how to clip wings.
And the neighbors haven't fussed too much so far. But I think we have earned the reputation of the crazy, hippy people who have chickens in the city.
This past Monday, just about the time we were starting to get antsy and my husband started threatening them of becoming fried chicken, the girls started earning their keep.
Stars, one of our Dominiques laid the first egg and you would of thought she really was a star the way the boys oohhed and aaahhhed over her and her new ability.
"Oh, Stars! You are such a good girl! You did it!"
Then yesterday we discovered a little nest of 6 more eggs behind the air conditioning unit...those sneaky girls.
We should be up to our ears in eggs within days.
Anyone for a spinach and cheese omelet?