Chickens first walk in the garden.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by AstroTurf, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. AstroTurf

    AstroTurf Out Of The Brooder

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    They seem happy :)

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    Having a go at some tomato plants.

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    While I was posting this they came for a socialising moment.

    Chowing down on some weeds.

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Nice pictures! Your hens a gorgeous!
     
  3. Honey B

    Honey B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to see the hens helping out in the garden. They are beautiful.
     
  4. AstroTurf

    AstroTurf Out Of The Brooder

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    They seem to love it :) also nice to have them following me to different areas of this enclosed part of my garden and then decimate the bug population. I have yet to get my boerbull and plug used to then though before I will let them out into the main part of my yard.

    Very tame chickens, when I decide their play time is over I just pick them up one at a time and put them back in the coop with some fresh food and water. Zero resistance and they seem to enjoy the free ride home.
     
  5. AstroTurf

    AstroTurf Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, plug = Pug.

    Wish I had some leeway to edit. Always noticing auto correct and other issues after I hit send...
     
  6. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    They are pretty hens. It is nice that they are tame, it makes it much easier.

    By the way, you can edit old posts by clicking on the pencil icon the left lower corner of your old post. I hope you can get your dogs used to the chickens. Sadly an awful lot of chickens are killed by dogs.
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    They look super happy! [​IMG] Such pretty girls, just enjoying life, as it should be! Thanks for sharing with us.
     
  8. AstroTurf

    AstroTurf Out Of The Brooder

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    I will have to try that next time I am near a computer :) thanks for the advice, normally I browse forums via tapatalk. I am currently getting my dogs and chickens used to each other. The pug was not a problem but the hens are very scared of my boerbull even though she has gotten past the hunting reaction and is now just in the mood for sniffing chicken butts and introducing herself. Them being tame has been a great help. I doubt I would be able to let them out daily otherwise. I also now catch moths and other bugs as I see them then feed them to a hen while it is in my arm before putting her back in the cage. This has them very interested in me. My daughter (6) also loves that they are tame. She picks up rocks and such then the chickens jump in and look for insect snacks :)
    Glad to hear I am not the only one that finds them pretty. :)
     

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