|Nash and Knox|
It's a pretty simple answer - I wanted chickens, worked on convincing everyone in the family that we needed them, then I changed my mind! But it was too late. Everyone was on board with having chickens so off to the feed store we went. Now fast forward a bit.. In the beginning having chickens was an experimental hobby idea but through having them we have discovered some basic benefits that are worth sharing (and part of the reason we've added goats to our homestead too).
- Rhett has shown signs of Apraxia since he was very young, he now has a better control of his movements from handling the birds.
- Noah, Levi and Rhett all are included and expected to care for their chickens - they assist with feed, water, cleaning the coop, and bringing in fresh dirt.
- Routine - Every day rain or shine we care for our flock. Not just Mary and I, but the Boys are responsible too.
- Our extended family are involved with raising our chickens as well! Our Nieces come over to play more, close friends are intrigued, and Mary's Mom has begun "tending" to the flock when we're away on business and leisure travel.
|Feed time with Rhett and Levi|
|At the end of a "Farm" day|