In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Rearranging Chickens

 Several times a year we have to rearrange our chickens. We have a wonderful Amish chicken coop that has two large sides that go into separated fenced yards. We also have a third section that is for chicken feed and a chick brooder cage. Chickens have a habit of not being accepting of other chickens that they don't know or are different sizes, so we always separate new chickens or smaller chickens. This morning, this momma that has been hoarding as many chicken eggs as she could gather (most of them not hers), hatched her first baby. We went out to move all the adult chickens to the other side, so her baby won't get picked on.

This Americana rooster was hatched from our spring eggs. Although he wouldn't look at the camera, he is huge and isn't he gorgeous? The good news is that he is currently a nice rooster - they aren't always!

While we were out, we also moved the brooder babies out into the coop. We closed the outside door on their side because they could still fit through the fence, but it gives them the chance to start pecking in the mulch.

1 comment:

  1. oh please post pics of her babies when they are all hatched out. and you do realize she wont hatch all of those eggs. only about 9 at the most. But the mamas do such a good job....better than our incubators. fun times!