Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

We have two chickens at our house, Dume (doo-may) and Dike (dee-kay) whose names come from the Swahili words for male animal and female animal, respectively.

Dume has a fierce cockadoodledoo which is guaranteed to wake the entire neighborhood at whatever hour of the day he chooses to wield it. Some days he’s awake at 5am, other days he chooses to crow at 3pm. The one thing you can count on is never knowing what time he will break out into that song.

Dume, our proud rooster.

Dike is calm, collected, and does her job of supplying us with 2-3 eggs every few days. We’re still trying to train her not to lay eggs in Brandon’s bed though…

Dike, our hen

Dike, our hen.

Brandon's bed, Dike's egg.

Hopefully within the next few days I’ll introduce you to my other housemates…


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