Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

As of last week, we have four little chicks hanging out in a bin in our basement. They are beyond cute. They are fluffy. They peep. And hopefully sometime this fall they’ll burden us with an overabundance of eggs.

Two of them are¬†Ameraucanas which means they’ll lay blue eggs. The other two are New Hampshire Reds. The New Hampshires are the yellow ones.

We’re also getting closer to the good stuff with our current hens. I’ve been throwing large handfuls of raw kale their way and we’ve started getting eggs with slightly darker yokes. Thus far my family is less than enthusiastic about the kale I try to serve them. So I figure feeding it to the hens is the next best way to get those dark leafy greens into their systems.

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2 Comments

  1. Those chicks are adorable.

    I make Kale, more often than my family cares for, but they seem to like this recipe:
    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Lacinato-Kale-and-Ricotta-Salata-Salad-236940

    Thanks for the post,
    Melissa

  2. Cindy
    10:17 pm on March 1st, 2012

    I’ve printed out the recipe Melissa. It looks like it’s worth a shot. Thanks. I’ll give it a try this summer when I can lay my hands on some fresh kale.