|Will Cash holding Willa the chicken|
It's official: the backyard chickens are in the backyard!
While they were lovely creatures to have sharing our home... eventually they got pretty darn dusty, and it was time for them to go.
|Chickens love "scratch": grass, weeds, and branches|
The chickens absolutely love snacking on grass, weeds, shrubs, and just about anything else that's green and within their reach. As we weed the garden we throw most of the payload into the chicken yard.
A note of caution: We have lots of poppies in the yard, some of which need to be thinned. But I've read that poppies are bad for chickens... so we've composted the poppies instead.
|Rita: "you talkin' to me?"|
Still about 4 months to go before we'll see eggs—which is a good thing since I haven't extended the chicken coop to include laying boxes!
More to come soon.