Originally Posted by Cynthia12
You are so right on all of the above. When the weather was better, we had ants on the back patio. Well, those girls saw them swirmming around, and my husband was so excited when he saw that the chickens liked ants. LOL... I said, they eat all sorts of bugs. We've seen them fight over a worm, a mouse, and funny but, just a small piece of leaf that they thought was something to eat..I don't know, maybe they did eat it!!
Yes! I've seen mine play keep away with things like dead leaves and stink bugs. And I couldn't agree more that chickens come with so many benefits, particularly the therapy bit. When I had my two teenagers out back, I could sit out there and relax while I watched them and listened to them chatting. Even on a bad day when I had a lot of anxiety, they helped me to calm down. I sure miss them. Can't wait until some of the preteens are old enough that I can let them wander around outside.........with mommy's supervision. After all, what's the point of chicken tv if no one's there to watch the show?
Speaking of preteens, I've started trying to introduce mine to the outdoors just a little at a time. Here are two of them seeing grass for the first time:
I'm a little sad, because the gray EE does not like to be away from my mom's BSL, and she'll get very worried and cry a lot until she finds her again. I would rather not separate those two, so when it happens that I move the rest of my birds elsewhere, my EE will be staying with the BSL for company. I really was looking forward to having her around and seeing what color of eggs she lays.
And because pictures are always more fun in groups, here are a couple of better shots of Peach!
She is such a patient little sweetheart. These pics are a few days old, so she has some more feathering now on her wings. I never thought I'd want a BO, but then my boyfriend bought her for me and I fell in love. She is so easy to handle and so gentle. And I love her little face. Makes me smile every time I look in that brooder.