Last weekend, we babysat Will's new banty chick. "Chicken Little" spent the weekend with us and then went back on Monday. She came back home today to stay permanently at our house. She'll live in a box with a lamp until she feathers out some more and then will move into the chicken tractor.
Kaity was so anxious to hold her. I was afraid she was going to squish Chicken Little.
Will has been wanting to hold him everyday at school. He's doing great with the chick and it's turning into a pretty good 4-H project for him.
Penelope has stopped laying for now with the shorter days and cooler nights. She should start again in the spring and hopefully Henrietta joins her this time. John says Henrietta reminds him of the fat hen from Chicken Run who's constantly knitting (Babs). Babs is really fat, isn't very smart, and doesn't lay any eggs. Sounds a lot like Henrietta. So here are a couple of Babs/Henrietta quote for you:
"Chicken seed, my favourite!"
"Is he on holiday?"