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Sunday, June 28, 2015

You can lead a horse to water...FREEBIE!

Happy Summer!
I have been helping hubby...AKA...FARMER WITHOUT A FARM...
Keep the homestead happy while he works & I ..vacation!
I have weeded vegetable gardens, picked vegetables, mowed, watered & etc.
(I know..I like to work outside, but IT'S BEEN SOOO HOT!)

But, we also have..

2 CHICKENS!
Yes..chickens..in a chicken coop.
I live in a suburban town.
70,000 people...house 5-8 feet APART!

AND WE HAVE CHICKENS!
I REALLY like fresh chicken eggs...and baby chicks are  SOOOOO  cute!

Now I will say..our city allows you to have 5...
we only have 2! That's enough!
Here is RAPUNZEL - she has LONG feathers
SNOW WHITE is black ( hiding I am sure ) - C'mon
..Snow White has BLACK hair!
 ( Granddaughter's  named them)

Here is the TRI-LEVEL Chicken CONDO!



My hubby takes EXCELLENT care of his "chickies"...
BUT..
It has been hot here in NOR CAL...100 degrees plus!
Our "chickies" have a HUGE water tank (oustide the coop )
attached with a hose 
to the inside of the coop
 with a  "CUP" 
inside the for them to drink from.
It's attached by a hose to our sprinklers
 so they always have clean, fresh water to drink!
(Smart HUBBY)
The only problem is....
THEY WANT ME TO FILL IT
...intead of "pecking it" , for the water to come out!
They would LOVE it ,
 if I would just stand there... 
& keep the cup full.
NOT!
So what's a farmer's wife to do?
Just as teaching anyone to do anything...

MODEL, MODEL, MODEL
Guided Practice
Independent Practice

Really? 
YOU  want ME  to Model this???????
NOT!   REALLY???   ME????

So..I took a stick..pushed on the nozzel in the cup ( really just tapped it)
AND WATER FILLED UP THE CUP!
I had both of them in my hands
..NOT CHOKING THEM
   though I may have thought about it!
..just  enough so they wouldn't scratch me!
I showed them where the water was & how to get it!
Then I stuck pushed,  pushed a little harder, their "LITTLE BEAKS" into the cup.
(MANY times!)
Over & Over
and
Over and Over...
Did I mention chickens are NOT  "above average" in cognitive development?
And again...and  again..
DONE!
NOW for independent practice! :)
Here's my theory..
I WILL NOT POUR THE WATER INTO YOUR BEAKS!
If you are thirsty....
DRINK!!!!!
So..
They are alive.
 I guess sometime ( when I am NOT looking )..
they drink!
SUCCESS!
SO..you can lead a horse to water..

but make sure he teaches the chickens HOW to drink!

Thanks for hanging in there with me!
From me  to YOU...

CHICKEN DANCE!

(NO...I WILL NOT
 TEACH THEM
 HOW TO DANCE!!!)

Click on the Picture :)

I think I will go practice the MACARENA! :)





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