Yes, we got our new batch of chickens today. :)
I wasn't really aware that Mama had even ordered them until a few days ago. (Thus Saturday's finishing, more or less, of the brooder coop.) Anyway, this morning, as the market day final prep stuff got underway, Mama told me that she wanted to me do something for her. That "something" was finalize for the chicks arrival.
Gladly, I went to work. I like chickens, you know, and chicks are kind of fun.
First, I washed the feeders and water jars...
However, on a different note (though still chicken related), I went to go feed the chickens some popcorn that Mama had burnt while making popcorn for the market today, and as I was doing so, I noticed that the black hen that keeps 'escaping' into the next paddock was just sitting there and not coming over for the food. I decided I had better go check on her. She was sitting practically smack-dab in the middle of the paddock, a "nest" formed in the grass and four eggs under her. So, plain and simple, she is broody! I hope the eggs are fertilized...I know nothing about letting hens go broody because we've never let any of them do so before.
Popcorn reminds me--Mama asked me to figure out how to make chocolate popcorn for next week while she was gone this afternoon, so after lunch, I did.
If you like chocolate and popcorn, you'd probably love this. Even though I am not supposed to be eating either sugar or corn of any sort at this point, I of course, had to taste it (call it my weekend popcorn splurge). I personally could stand it to be a little less sweet, but still, it was good. :)