Monday, September 28, 2015

Life is Full

The chickens are busy with chicken business, always.  It is hard to get all the birds in one shot and we just made it in this one.
Papa and Mama Hen have been occupied with jobs and the garden and the chickens and visiting with friends and camping and a cattle drive.  It's been a fun September.  A full September.  We are looking forward to more of the same in October.
One of the new hens, maybe this one
will not go up on the roost at night.  Every night we push her out of the most popular nesting box and then gently lift her onto the roost with the other chickens.  She needs to learn to roost with flock before winter comes.  Although I think she will learn quickly when winter does come.  And winter is getting closer.
This chicken, BB, continues to amuse us with her gallop run jog bounce across the yard when it is treat time. 
With Mama Hen back in school and Papa Hen at a new job we have a new chicken chore routine.  We like it.  And we think the chickens like it too.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Backyard Farm Fresh

We are enjoying fresh tomatoes, eggs, and herbs.  We are looking forward to carving our pumpkins.

 And I forgot to take pictures of the carrots.  So many carrots.  Yum!

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Best Place

If you could talk with our chickens and you asked them about The Best Place for a dirt bath, they would have a definite answer.  They would blink their eyes and quickly squawk "Lou's grave."  For real.  It is a popular spot.  It is kind of sweet actually.  

While dirt baths may seem like a comedy show, they are essential to the good health of chickens.  For the record, we have a lovely dirt bath in Red Door Coop. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Snacktime March

We see the chickens grazing happily in the yard.
Then Mama Hen appears with some vittles that taste better than blades of grass.  The march begins.
And into the coop they go.

It's not always this easy.  And remind me to take a video of BB "running" (or is it "flying"?) across the yard.