As the three people that have read my blog from the beginning know, I have a completely irrational fantasy about being a farmer/outdoor/live off the land sort of person. It involves images from summer camp, British Country Living Magazine, and various other great childhood memories. I wrote a lot about it here.
Part of my fantasy involves raising chickens. I dream of fresh eggs in the morning and a sweet, loving relationship with my hens. All of them flocking to me when I come out to see them, coming up to me for a scratch, strolling with me through the garden. Sort of like little Lassies with feathers.
The truth is that I have 2 dogs that would be happy to eat any smaller animal I might have, I live in a Chicago suburb that has ordinances against chickens and I would never be able to send the chickens to their maker once they quit their laying years. I would just end up with a huge flock of pet chickens. Amazingly, my husband Ken is not really sold on this idea.
Anyway, to keep the country dream alive, I read great blogs like Theresa Loe’s, “Garden Fresh Living” blog. She lives in California and grows oodles of food and raises chickens. Gotta love that! Check out her blog. The chickens are on today’s post.
She has a video on her blog today with chickens doing agility training. Who knew? I don’t think I could even get my dogs to do these things. I, of course had to go to YouTube and see if there were more chicken athletes out there. Here’s another video of those avian champions. Do you think Ken will let me have chickens that can do tricks????
I know everyone who has a blog can embed videos. I am rather technically challenged and can not. Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nI27Zwi9VU