Well I don’t know if its quite a zoo yet but with two dogs, two cats, two kids, and now FOUR chickens its starting to feel like one.
We got the six month old Rhode Island Reds from a friend who had a few too many. They should start laying nice brown eggs any week now, but until then they are just an tool of study inspiration to everyone in the house. They have immediately focused both of my children into acting as naturalists, studying the every move and characteristics of these four chickens. We can all tell each apart by their personality and individual physical traits. It is pretty cool that something like an ordinary brown chicken can inspire a kid to sit and watch and study details and take notice of the little things. You could say the chickens are making them be scientists.