|Introducing…Ginger and Java|
While here, the mom read every book and magazine I had on raising chickens. I supplied her with poultry catalogs so she could learn and read about all the different breeds of chickens. I also hooked her up with several local farmers who had chicks for sale and she and her daughter visited other farms. The day before they were to leave, they returned to our farm after an afternoon outing. The mom bounded out of the car to tell me that they had just bought two chicks to take home with them! Though her husband did not know about their new pets, she felt certain he would be in full support.We made the chicks comfortable in our barn for the night giving them water, food, and a heat lamp. The little girl had named her chicks,Ginger and Java and the next day, the four of them (mom, daughter, and two chicks) set out for their home in the city.
I have since talked with the mom. She has told me that the neighbors enjoy making visits to their chicks and that they are a hit in the neighborhood. They have also decided to expand their little flock and she has already ordered more. They are awaiting the arrival of their new chicks and a mail-order coop to house them. Soon Ginger and Java will be supplying their little corner of the city with fresh eggs and this little girl will get to have a little piece of country in her urban backyard!