In honor of our new chicks we did an official “Chicken” Creation Study!! Can you believe this is the 3rd summer we have had chicks/chickens and this is the first time we’ve done an official study on them =) We had 8 chicks (1st one hatched Sunday) but tragedy struck tonight and one died =( , so we are down to 7 new chicks BUT we have another broody hen sitting on eggs and those eggs should hatch in about 1.5 to 2 weeks from now. This is the 2nd summer that we have had chicks from our own chickens. It is a wonderful and exciting experience. It is awesome to have it all happen the way God created it to happen instead of using an incubator. It is fun to watch a hen go broody, diligently sit on eggs, keep those babies warm, teach them to scratch, eat, drink and then she begins to separate herself and lets the chicks get begin roosting on their own, taking care of themselves, etc and the day kicks in where she loses all motherly instincts and she is ready to go back to roosting with all the other chickens, roaming the land for tasty treats for herself and to laying more eggs. Having chickens has really been a fun, tasty and educational experience!!
So our creation study started on the front porch swing reading the short section on chickens from the Handbook of Nature Study Book (love this book!!), we then talked about our experiences with the chickens over the last couple of years, we also talked about the new chicks, later we went up to “Observe” the chicks and mama hen up close and we sketched in our creation Journals. After our study the boys just had to be pushed on the swing we have in our pasture =) This study was a lot of fun but really when you have chickens of your own, your study of them never ends!!