Monday, September 27, 2010

A Blessing Of Food

Kid Rock (My favorite rooster)
Y'all know I love my chickens more than anything!  They are so sweet and beautiful and fun to watch! 

Edward (A mini version of Kid Rock)
But since around July I haven't gotten more than an egg a week, if I'm lucky.  I have over 20 hens so there is something wrong with this picture.

Turns out, since they have been free-ranging, they apparently forgot all about their nesting boxes.  We found piles of eggs under my husband's old car, under some wood, and under his shed in a rabbit hutch.  We are trying shutting them up for half a day to see if we'll get the eggs.

I let them free-range because I love seeing them all around the yard.  Plus, it saves money!  Those chickens can eat a 50 pound bag of feed in 3 days!  I can't afford that all the time.

Which is why I was super excited when my cousin showed up with a truck load of day old bread.  He gets a good deal on it and buys a lot.  Luckily, he is willing to share the bread with me!

I got so much bread that I was able to fill my nearly empty deep freezer to the top. 

I also filled my refrigerator and the small freezer on the fridge!  So, the chickens are set for awhile! 

My chickens and I are thankful for this blessing!  Thanks Buck!


Cheryl said...

Kid Rock is a pretty rooster and Carrie looks bossy. Love the feathers on Simone.

Some day, I'm gonna have to take a day off work and visit you and the farm.

The Rudstroms said...

I love when stuff like that happens! It makes me feel good to use up "old stuff" that would otherwise get thrown away.

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

I am with Cheryl I want to come visit too. I know we all live pretty close.
Your chickens are beautiful and I am not much of a chicken girl, but I would love to visit and see your farm. I will even bring us lunch.

Homemom3 said...

I hope you can figure something to do with those crazy birds. I'd hate for you to have to get rid of them or eat them. Honestly I thought you were going to show us a table serving at the end. So glad you didn't. Happy you got all that bread.

Mandie said...

You have some of the most beautiful chickens I have ever seen! I wish we could let ours freerange but we have peacocks in the neighborhood and they love our backyard. I read that peacocks are aggressive and that was confirmed when a neighbor said her dog came up missing fur and she caught the peacocks pecking at the dog. I guess it is a good thing I can't freerange, that way we get to eat the yummy eggs, LOL. Have a great Tuesday and congrats on all the bread!

Firecracker Kid said...

Aww, your chickens are sooo beautiful. Bless your cousin's heart for bringing you the bread.

Paula said...

Thats wonderful, Nancy- I'm sure your chickies will love the bread! I have that happen sometimes too, then I have to put mine up until they figure out the nest boxes are there for a reason... *LOL*

Buttercup said...

I'm a city girl, but I love your chickens!