Come with Wyatt to his favorite place on this little farm!
With the four oldest children in school, I have been pleasantly surprised with how much time Wyatt occupies with the chickens. He loves these little chickens like they’re his own children!
He had been checking for eggs every single morning upon waking up . . . until the older kids started fussing that they never got to gather any eggs. So now he must wait to check for eggs once they are all gone to school!
And he takes his job very seriously. As in . . . checking for eggs every hour or more!
He told me once that he looked inside a hen’s mouth and started to describe to me what he saw. These little chickens like him – even the rooster doesn’t charge him like he does the other children!
Dallas will sometimes sit out there with Wyatt while they feed grass to the chickens. These little chickens are high entertainment for small children!
*On a side note: Mr. Fat Squishy’s cheeks just kill me!
Ok. Back to the subject at hand . . .
These little hens get watched so closely that sometimes he moves them within minutes of laying an egg – just so he can grab it quickly. I couldn’t figure out why he was so worried about getting the eggs so soon until he told us that he doesn’t want a chicken to start growing! He was afraid if the egg sat there for several minutes, a baby chick would start to grow inside that egg! We told him it takes a little longer than that.
Wyatt and his precious egg.
One day he and I were doing some baking and we needed two more eggs. After checking and checking, he finally came up with two eggs! And the baking could go on as planned.
We have loved having our own chickens – it provides so much fun for the children and yummy, farm-fresh eggs besides!