Chickens Stories from Our Nest

Returning Home

I was so glad to be home.  I know the girls missed me.  It’s times like these fantastic homecomings when I wish that they could talk.  They had so much to tell me.  Despite the lack of words, their love was felt!  They even had a good report from the chicken sitter.  They all behaved and no one got into any trouble, especially Sunshine.

As I reunited with the girls, I could not help notice their filthy run and coop.  A few weeks ago, it seemed like we could not wait to get rid of the seemingly endless rainy days.   Now, we are finding ourselves wishing for rain.  Pine pollen, a fine yellow dust, coats everything.  It accumulates on the cars, lawn furniture, the deck and even the grass.  I am wishing for some rain to help wash everything off.  I was so desperate that after the girls went in for the night, I took out the hose and rinsed everything off.  Streams of yellow ran along the roof shingles and down the supports of the run.  It was disgusting but very rewarding at the same time; instant gratification.

Over the next few days, I will begin to harvest the lettuce that I had planted in the early Spring for the girls.  The chicken herb garden is almost complete with rosemary, parsley, oregano, thyme, cilantro and lavender.  I hope the chickens enjoy this added feature this year.  I still have room for more and I will be busy researching what herbs chickens love best.  I am excited and I just can’t wait for everything to take off growing in the summer heat!

So that’s what’s been happening around our coop over the past couple days.  What have you been up to around yours?

  • Basil.. dill.. nasturtium.. chamomile.. mint… marjoram.. fennel.. millet… pansy

    Oh wow.. umm.. it is almost looking more like a recipe than a garden. I suppose a garden for every stage of a chicken's life. /facepalm

  • Thank you Anne! I took up your advice 🙂 See today's post about the chicken herb garden!

  • Johnny's Selected Seeds has chickweed packets on sale for $1… I am amazed someone sells it!

    http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6459-chickweed-og.aspx

  • Thank you Anne! You are such a dear chicken friend!