February 7, 2011

Today’s treats for the chickens

  Spring sure does feel like it is just around the corner.  This entire Winter, I have tried to give the chickens a generous helping of fresh fruits and vegetables everyday.  In addition to the scratch, the chickens look forward to their late morning variety of treats.  Today they enjoyed mushrooms, red grapes, strawberries, arugula, romaine lettuce and a tomato.

Treat frenzy

  I try to make sure that everyone in the flock gets to enjoy the treats including Meesha and Autumn at the bottom of the pecking order.  While the larger girls dominate the treatball, I toss many smaller pieces into the further section of the run.  This keeps everyone happy with little arguing.

Treat for me

 Chickens are happy when they have treats.  I especially have enjoyed them leaving treats for me on a daily basis this Winter.  Their freshly laid warm eggs feel great in my cold hands after thawing out their frozen waterers.  We definitely take care of each other.  Isn’t that what families are all about?


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