When we picked up our free “chicken scraps” this past week there were just 2 boxes. It made me wonder, do people buy less produce when it’s cold outside?
Even though there was quite a bit of edible lettuce, apples and grapes in the boxes, I only hung on to a few things for us to eat. The rest, went to the chickens. I felt sorry for our pet birds because it has been so cold outside, they are unable to “scratch” for bugs or anything else with the ground completely frozen solid in our shaded backyard.
In the past I would take the reclaimed food out of the boxes and set up a sort of fruit and vegetable display for the chickens. But lately, I’ve been leaving the whole box in the chicken run for a day or so first because it is so much fun to watch the hens interact with each other while they are scoping out their loot.
The whole thing is very social, like a water cooler at an office would be. The chickens take turns hopping on the edge of the giant banana box and grabbing what they want. Sometimes there is a big chase to get what another chicken has, but usually, they are pretty civil about it.
Hey Martha, how are you holding up? Your black and white feathers look gorgeous in this foggy weather.
Thanks Jersey. This cantaloupe is delicious, did you try some? How are you doing with your hen patterned baldness? Have you asked Mavis to knit you a little cap yet? I hear we might have snow later this week.
There’s no doubt about it,
Happy Chickens = Happy Eggs.
Life is good.
Peace Out Girl Scouts, have a great day.
Would you like to see what else we have brought home over the past 9 months?