I almost fell over! Needless to say, we were completely distracted from our discussion of nonprofit boards, fundraising, etc. It was all about our chickens and comparing notes. We both spent several years researching, chose breeds known for friendly temperaments, good egg-laying, and cold-hardiness. We also wanted a good mixture of colorful birds and a colorful egg basket. Not surprisingly, three out of six of our birds were the same breeds: two Easter Eggers and a Silverlaced Wyandotte.
I was relieved to hear I am not the only crazy one. Marcia admitted to sleeping with the baby monitor since her chickens moved out into the coop a few days ago. (Her babies are four weeks old.) My chickens are now six weeks old, but I was out in the yard at midnight, with a flashlight, checking on the girls every night during their first week in the coop.
After sharing pictures of our babies and their coops, and having a good laugh, we got back to work. But somehow, our chickens kept sneaking back into the conversation!