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Fun with Chicken

We're embarking on a fun, educational and practical experiment! We'll soon be starting a chicken project here to help our neighbors with some income through raising chicken and selling eggs. Since Norberto is an expert** chicken farmer having raised up to 150 chickens at a time, we decided we needed to start training our son in the art of chicken raising. We bought 10 chicks and we're going to raise them free range to sell just in time for Christmas dinner. Before the end of the year, we'll be making some chicken coops and buying a corn grinder to help get our families started with their own chickens.

Here's how our first lesson went:

Timmy: What are we going to do with the chicks?

Mommy: We're going to raise them and them eat them.

Timmy: pause. We're NOT going to eat them.

Mommy: Well, if we don't eat them, then we'll give them to our neighbors to eat.

Timmy. I'm not going to eat my chicken. I want to name them Lola (there is a book Timmy has of a chicken named Lola that runs away from her farm)!

Looks like we still need a few more lessons!
**When Norberto was young, he had a pet chicken named "Pepito." He was so tame, he'd ride on the handlebars of Norb's bike as he went through town! I have a feeling our son will be following in his dad's footsteps.


  1. So cute! What great lessons for him and how fortunate he is to get to do these things.

  2. ROFL! That is soooo cute. Yeah, I think you are destined to have a pet chicken in your household. ;)


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