Laresa Watkins

The Henriettas and The Girls (And Don’t Give up, Don’t Ever Give Up)

Oct 21, 2015

So, I am sitting here with Jason.  I’m tired and I just want to shut the computer and go to sleep and I have NO IDEA what to write about, but I don’t want to give up on this #Write31Days thing.

I asked Jason what I should write about, and he says I should tell you all about our chickens and the hawk. So I’m going for it.

We have 11 chickens now, 4 that are laying and 7 that should start laying towards the end of next month.  We call the 4 big chickens Henrietta.  The smaller chicks don’t have names yet (aside from the barred rock that we call Darth Vader-guess who named her?) so we just refer to them as “the girls.”

The chickens have become pets to our family.  They follow us around everywhere we go outside and they like to be petted and held.  We call Maddie the chicken whisperer because she is always holding a chicken.

Unfortunately, a chicken hawk is after our girls.  We have lost 3 chicks over the past couple of weeks.  It circles around all day, perching in the tops of the trees and sometimes on our fence, waiting for a chance to get a free meal.  Since the chickens are free range, they’re a pretty easy target.

I didn’t let them out yesterday because I saw the hawk flying around the back yard, but they were already out today when I looked out the kitchen window and glimpsed it flying high up in the sky.  The kids and I went out and made lots of noise until it flew away.

So there you go! Now you’re all up-to-date on the chicken situation at our house. #farmlife 🙂

This post is part of my series for the #Write31Days writing challenge.  Click the image below to see the rest of my posts for this month.

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