One of the sad things about Seyfi’s job is that people are constantly in and out of our lives, either we are moving or they are moving.

It is even sadder when people are told they have to move earlier than expected.

This is how we got chickens this weekend.

Our really great friends have been told that they have to move on to their next position, a whole year earlier than expected. We are so sad to be seeing them go. They are a wonderful family, and great people to be friends with.

After talking to them, and seeing their chickens, we had decided that we would like to raise chickens as well for our last year in Belgium. We were just about to get started on the process of getting chicks, when they offered us their chickens.

It’s like getting a dog that is already trained, these chickens are already laying eggs!

So on Saturday afternoon, they came over, we built up the chicken coop, and moved the ladies in.

We thought that the stress of moving to a new place might make the girls a bit nervous about laying eggs so we weren’t expecting anything for a few days.

But, the on Sunday morning…

Our first egg!

Our first egg, which Alara promptly, took to the kitchen,



And ate. All by her self!

I can say that we are an egg family, and these chickens couldn’t be a better gift, it’s just too bad we gained them by losing our good friends.

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6 thoughts on “Chickens

  1. Seasonsgirl April 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm Reply

    Enjoy your chickens… I know we love ours 🙂 Yours daughter is a smart one cooking that eggs all by herself, eggs can be tricky 🙂

    • Lori April 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm Reply

      She is pretty clever! She does a good job with them, and if they’re not perfect, you can always just put ketchup on them! 🙂

      • Seasonsgirl April 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm

        Agreed a little hot sauce or cheese is always good too.

      • Lori April 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        Very true!

  2. siobhan April 17, 2012 at 8:08 am Reply

    Awww Lori, that made me cry ! It sucks to be leaving 😦 We’ll miss you guys!!

    • Lori April 17, 2012 at 8:39 am Reply

      We are going to miss you guys as well!

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