This is me last week, we are just 6-1/2 weeks shy of meeting our new little farm hand at this point, I sure am feeling the slow down. One might laugh as I give puppy dog eyes to each of my children when there is something lying on the floor and I ask for help as bending...my body doubling in half these days is a bit more of a challenge.
Currently our newest batch of chickens has started to lay, though even with over 30 hens we are only averaging about 5-6 eggs a day, some of them are slower than others I guess, they are just now 6 months old. My boys love to pick up and love on the Chickens, and roosters too, so far there is only one rooster that won't allow it. The picture below of my 4 y/o with the gray silkie, well thats a roo and he has to be the nicest one yet. This same 4 y/o has not figured out that he is not supposed to enter the chicken coop that way yet!
I will be updating on whether this was a cost effective venture or not, so far I do believe that we will come out ahead if we aren't paying the butcher fee, we shall see. If nothing else we will break even and have had a great learning experience!