Friday, February 28, 2014

A look back at February

February, being the shortest month of the year, literally flew by.  The kids were busy with their daily lessons of spelling, copywork, reading, math (completed LOF-Goldfish and started LOF-Honey), computer time, sporadic history and science lessons, playing in the snow and playing with the chickens. 
We did have a little EGG-citement not too long ago. Last Saturday afternoon while I was just about to fall asleep watching an NCIS DVD, Nickolas went to check on the chickens.  All of a sudden I hear his voice of excitement, "We Have an EGG!" I think he said that 5 times in a row.  Scott and Samantha ran to the coop and sure enough, one of our pullets laid the first egg of the flock.

Since that day, we have gathered 4 more eggs.  Pullets (less than a year old) lay small eggs about once every three days.  Pretty soon each pullet will be laying 2 eggs every 3 days and then by the time they are 12 months old, each hen should be laying about 4-5 eggs a week. 
The kids have been checking the coop daily for eggs and have even made a game of it.  "Whoever spies the egg first gets to pick the movie"...sort of thing

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