It has been an interesting morning. Not many people can say they have a chicken bathing in their living-room. But Lucy is here being taken care of by a very attentive Z~girl.
We think she is egg-bound. Z~girl who keeps very careful count of how many eggs each hen lays (she has the exact count written in a book from when they first started laying) and she is pretty sure Lucy hasn't laid in a couple of days. She observed that she kept laying down and not wanting to walk around plus her comb and wattles are a very pale red which isn't normal for her. Surely we can count this as supplementary enrichment of our science curriculum? Haha!
Seriously though, the hands on care she provides for our chickens, rabbits, and dog will go a long way in learning so much more than any homeschool elementary or public school science education would. Both A and Z learn so much more with having so much hands on experiences in addition to their homeschool curriculum. I also think I will order some poultry 4-H curriculum for Z~girl so she can continue to learn more.
I'll do an update later on how she is doing. Our chickens are more like pets than just "farm animals", as we would never eat any of our chickens. (or rabbits!) Let me just say that I am VERY thankful that we have wood floors in our livingroom.