Our neighbors have chickens, and we like to take Emmett to visit them. Sometimes we also help take care of the chickens if our neighbors are out of town. If I say, “let’s go see the chickens,” Emmett runs to our back gate. We are allowed to let the ladies out of their coop to do some scratching and pecking in the yard and under the pine trees. One time, they were finding worms like crazy, which was pretty cool to see. When it’s time for the chickens to go back in their coop, Emmett fetches the bucket of chicken treats. He knows to toss a few handfuls inside the coop so the chickens will go inside. Then we close and lock the door and wave bye-bye. It’s so much fun.
We would love to have chickens one day, but for now it is wonderful to be able to interact with them and not have to take care of them full time. Occasionally we are given some eggs. Right now they’re not laying because of the short days.