Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Do you remember Pat from Saturday Night Live? Well, that's what we had been calling this chicken until a few weeks ago, when he/she became a definite Patrick. We haven't had a rooster in our orders of chicks for many years, so we were actually surprised to get one this time. Not that we will keep him. He's too loud and upsets the hens. But I kind of get a kick out of his crowing - at least for a little while:)
Here are the hens in their enclosed yard. We have some things for them to climb on and my husband digs up the yard occasionally so they can pick at the worms, etc. We let them free-range during the day most of the year. But we can't let them right now; they'd eat all the produce! We give them the peelings, rinds and leaves from the garden and they are very happy chickens. Today, we got the first egg from this year's pullets. Tiny little brown eggs. So now we have white, blue, and brown ones. Love our home grown eggs!