What a delight, to take care of chickens! A friend of ours in a nearby village has four beautiful hens, and we went over to take care of them while she was away.
My tall girl has been ill and couldn’t join us at first, she’s cared for hens a few times and knows she loves it, knows she wants to keep her own! It was joyful to watch my small girl discover the hens, how sweet their sounds are, their characters, and the way they follow her around the run as she feeds them.
She was full of wonder when we opened the side of the henhouse to discover four perfect eggs. Quite frankly, so was I! All the pleasures of a pet, and then some. We put the eggs in a trug, where they rolled around dangerously. That’s why the old fashioned wire baskets work so well! Wish, wish.
Fresh water, and more food. My girl declared that she could visit these hens all day long. On such a glorious day, so could I. Hen-sitting is good fun. Oh, perhaps one day we’ll have our own little flock.