Raising Backyard Chickens – Merry Christmas

elf on the shelf

Ernesto the Elf begged to come along with The Girl and I as we let the hens out of the chicken coop this morning. He wanted to wish them a Merry Christmas so we let him tag along.

elf on the shelf silver laced chicken

Well, I’m not sure it was such a great idea.

elf on the shelf silver laced rooster

Pablo let Ernesto know REAL QUICK the chicken run was his turf, and little men dressed in red were not welcome.

flock block

In other news, we gave Black Fatty and her crew a new Flock Block to snack on, as well as some Brussels sprouts, and Christmas kale. They were so excited!

raising backyard chickens eglu

Merry Christmas everyone. We hope you have a wonderful day.

With love,

Mavis, The Handsome Husband, The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird, and Monkey Boy.


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  1. Lisa says

    I hope you rescued Ernesto before he got pecked to death! Sounds like your birds got an surprise this Christmas Eve and I’m sure they are very happy little chicks today. Now this chick needs to get off the computer and put our bird in the oven! Merry Christmas Mavis…you’re the best! :)

  2. Gwenn Ferguson says

    Happy Christmas everyone from the winter wonderland (we actually will have snow on the ground for Christmas) of the Frozen Tundra :)

  3. Carol says

    Merry Christmas and Brightest Blessings, Mavis! Love the photos….you have some very lucky chickens….I hope they appreciate you!

  4. Susan Robinson says

    Merry Christmas to you and all of your family. I really hate to say something negative at Christmas, but I think Ernesto got what he deserved for snitching on Girl and Monkey Boy. Send him packing!! Good boy, Pablo.

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