The chickens have stripped their pen into a bare lot. Obviously, thats not very good for it. Since we haven’t gotten the rest of our property fenced yet I can’t let them out into the pastures. Even if I wanted to I wouldn’t because we have a lot of neighbors that don’t keep their dogs contained. I have no desire to start loosing chickens to the dogs just so I can free range the hens a little better. I have noticed that they have started eating more of their food again since there isn’t as much to eat on in the pen.
The only other place that has a complete fence around it at the moment is our vegetable garden. I only have garlic in there right now. So I have been carrying a few chickens over on the non-rainy days to let them have a go at all the yummy greenery. They aren’t too sure about it and spend most of their time hanging out by the fence line. Today I had a Bob escape from the garden and walk her way back to the chicken pen. I guess she didn’t like the fresh greenery (or change). We are thinking about moving the chicken coop over to the garden for awhile. That would give their pen a chance to spring back. Lee told me that some skids are planned for the bottom of the coop soon.
Lynn here is a picture of Elwood and Jake for you. It will be neat to see what colors you wind up with. Elwood is the one that has a muff around his face. Jake never grew one. They are the two far right chickens.