Spring Days

I’ve gotten over my initial worries about letting the chickens roam. Nowadays, I open their coop for free range in the backyard from about noon to dark. The chickens put themselves back in the coop when it starts getting dark. They haven’t left our backyard yet, even though the back fence is a mere four feet high. Hopefully they realize there’s a dog over there (untested around fowl).

Chickens framed by wisteria about to bloom like crazy.

Chickens framed by wisteria about to bloom like crazy.

Where'd my ladies go?

Where'd my ladies go?

This used to be a leaf pile. Then the chickens came. Now it is a leafy expanse.

This used to be a leaf pile. Then the chickens came. Now it is a leafy expanse.

On the back porch for a drink from the dog water bowl. Over 90 degrees today, and we were all panting--chickens, dogs, and humans.

On the back porch for a drink from the dog water bowl. Over 90 degrees today, and we were all panting--chickens, dogs, and humans.

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3 Comments

  1. Leila said,

    March 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Your chickens are looking great. My poor brother has finally gotten his beagle to stop harrassing his chickens. Unfortunately, the lesson took two chickens to learn. Sigh.

    Keep up the great work.
    Leila

  2. Rinalia said,

    March 10, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Looks like a happy life for the chickie-poos.

    The chickens at the sanctuary all put themselves to bed at dusk too. It makes locking them up at night uber-convenient. 🙂

  3. March 11, 2009 at 9:38 am

    90 degrees! Whew!


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