Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Question of the day
Is there anything I won't let in the house? I know this looks bad for me, but I have an excuse - a good one. My sister borrowed our incubator so she could hatch some eggs with her three year old. The eggs hatched a few weeks ago. Baby chickens are really nasty pets, if you have to keep them inside. They make a fine dust that gets all over everything. They poop like crazy and turn their food and water over every few minutes. They also get out of the box and keep you up all night.
Once the chicks got out of that cute fuzzy stage and my sister saw the annoying side of chicks, she wanted to bring them back to the farm. Reuniting them with the farm was part of the original agreement, though it is a bit chilly for chicks who aren't fully feathered, so we got a box and a lamp and put them in the dog trot.
Large box in the dog trot worked well for a few days, but last night the chicks were unusually noisy. I think every person was awakened, except Princess who isn't wakened by anything. Every one of us went out into the breezy dog trot to check to see if there had been an unfortunate accident with the light. This morning, they escaped.
K is getting their outside facility ready as I type. We'll install a heat lamp and a warming chamber. They are ready for a bigger and better facility. I'm ready too. I'm liberal with the animals in the dog trot, but I'm not completely insane. They've pooped on my floor. See?