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My little garden helpers! *Pictures*

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I have decided that I am going to start a compost pile in our garden.... and my backyardchickens are going to help alot!   I set up a pen that encloses our garden, put a bowl of water and food in it, threw some spinach, moist leafs, strawberry tops and some mushy banana's in the pen and brought the girls in!   They enjoyed kicking and scratching around the leaves and veggies and fruit... and whats even better - whatever they don't eat decomposes into my garden, and when they leave their special little *presents* on the ground, I don't have to pick it up.  :)    At the end of the day, I mixed it all in and presto!  A healthy, organic garden is soon to come!

 

Lil Lucy sunbathing

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Gloria giving me a stink eye

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Nellie watching for hawks

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Best friends sitting together

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Penny posing for pictures

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Gloria with her dirty mouth saying, "Yeah, i'm a diva, got a problem with that?"

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My blog, A.C.F. Rescue

My chickens (Click to show)

Penny, a half blind Buff Orpington, Nellie, a bullied Buff Orpington and Lucy, A bantam Black Australorp with a crooked beak.

 

 

 

 

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No Jesus, No Peace; Know Jesus, Know Peace. :)

My blog, A.C.F. Rescue

My chickens (Click to show)

Penny, a half blind Buff Orpington, Nellie, a bullied Buff Orpington and Lucy, A bantam Black Australorp with a crooked beak.

 

 

 

 

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post #2 of 21

That's a great idea! Amazing chickens. big_smile.png

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Such adorable helpers!  thumbsup.gif

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

 

"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" 

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post #4 of 21

Nature's little roto-tillers :)

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Whoever said don't count your chickens before they're hatched clearly never tried to count chickens after they're hatched.
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post #5 of 21

Look at Gloria's dirty beak.  She's been extra busy helping you start your compost pile.

 

As a side note, I was composting for years. Long before I got chickens.  And I can say that composting and chickens go together hand and hand.  Be sure to toss their droppings into the compost too.

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post #6 of 21

Shut your dirty mouth Gloria *Snaps* lol 

 

I like the term "special little *presents*" I think I will have to call them that from now on.  clap.gif

I have:

1 cockatiel

2 budgerigars

1 hen

1 duck

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I have:

1 cockatiel

2 budgerigars

1 hen

1 duck

& Lots of Love

Miss You Tubsy Bub aka 'little one' <3

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Look at Gloria's dirty beak.  She's been extra busy helping you start your compost pile.

 

As a side note, I was composting for years. Long before I got chickens.  And I can say that composting and chickens go together hand and hand.  Be sure to toss their droppings into the compost too.


 

 

Yup, she was busy *helping*..... (by helping, I mean she was busy wiping her mouth on the ground... it simply was not acceptable for Gloria , and she had to *clean* it on the ground.)  And by *clean*, I mean make more dirty.  tongue.png

 

Yes, I have been tossing their poop in it, thats why I had them out digging in it, mostly.  wink.png
 

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Shut your dirty mouth Gloria *Snaps* lol 

 

I like the term "special little *presents*" I think I will have to call them that from now on.  clap.gif


LOL - yup, her beak is almost always messy looking.... I think she likes it that way cause it gives her a "diva" appearance.... hide.gif

 

Yes, I made up that term.... its a more.... less-disgusting way to say it.  sickbyc.gif

 

No Jesus, No Peace; Know Jesus, Know Peace. :)

My blog, A.C.F. Rescue

My chickens (Click to show)

Penny, a half blind Buff Orpington, Nellie, a bullied Buff Orpington and Lucy, A bantam Black Australorp with a crooked beak.

 

 

 

 

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No Jesus, No Peace; Know Jesus, Know Peace. :)

My blog, A.C.F. Rescue

My chickens (Click to show)

Penny, a half blind Buff Orpington, Nellie, a bullied Buff Orpington and Lucy, A bantam Black Australorp with a crooked beak.

 

 

 

 

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post #8 of 21

At least your hens wipe their beaks on the ground.  Mine walk over and wipe them on ME.  Apparently, my soft jeans around the ankles is much preferable to wiping them on the ground.  

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post #9 of 21

Penny is adorable!

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Very cute pics! My hens love to garden. I spent yesterday working compost into the garden and the hens were right there helping to spread it around and dig it in. All was good till one found a toad and it must have spit something nasty into that hen's mouth because she spent about an hour wiping her beak and shaking her head after dropping it LOL.

Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

~Sorry not selling eggs or chicks at this time~

 

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Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

~Sorry not selling eggs or chicks at this time~

 

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