Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hen House

I didn't realize how far behind I was until I started going through all my pictures! Another spring break activity was to spend the day with our dear friends Kim, Grace, and Rachel. Kim's mom lives east of Columbus and has Amish friends who have farms. Last year, Kim hatched chicks and when we went to see them I committed right then to doing this with the kids this spring. So, for spring break Kim's mom was so sweet and had us over for lunch and then took us to a couple friend's farms.
The kids had a great time! We had tours and learned about the Amish which has opened up an entire reading topic with the girls. They are fascinated by the Amish way of life.
The second farm we went to has the hens and rooster that Kim hatched. The rooster was her first egg to hatch and is named for Jonah. JoJo the rooster was strutting around the hen house when we went in to visit. We were given the job to let the hens out for the day and what a hilarious event that was. Once we opened the little door (which only lets one hen out at a time!) there was a mad dash to escape. We had hens flying over our heads to get in line. It was hilarious!
We left with a dozen eggs to incubate and hopefully some will hatch. No matter what happens we have had such an awesome time on our egg adventure we will have to do it again!

The mass exit! Too funny!

JoJo the rooster.

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

They have a ton of chickens and that rooster is handsome! Can't wait to see how many hatch at the Miller household..... baby chicks are so cute!