I guess I always hoped for this day but I had heard THE stories. We finally let our chickens - all 6 of them - free range for the first time yesterday.
They didn't go too far - sticking mostly to one area and in the shade of several large trees. They ate an incredible amount of weeds along side the garage - it was great - yesterday! Today, with a new sense of freedom they ventured much further - right out to the front gardens - well - right INTO the front gardens. Being a very hot day they were looking for shade like the rest of us and decided to make little dirt holes in the middle of the only-mulched-and-decent-looking-gardens-I-HAD! Now there is mulch all over the grass!
This picture was taken several years ago on a trip to visit family out west. Too bad it doesn't come with sound effects - the sound would be Leah screaming as they attacked her for the grass!
Monday, July 5, 2010
Free range chickens
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