Diggin up the backyard

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tdgill, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    does anyone else find themselves doing this? I hope I don't shovel up the WHOLE yard! hahaha. We have so much fun digging in the dirt and finding yummies.
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, hon - get yourself a rototiller and dig it up that way- it's much easier! [​IMG]

    My DH rototills all my pens at least once every month! The chickens LOVE scratching in it when he gets done!
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Ack! I never thought of rototilling the pens! [​IMG] What a great idea!
     
  4. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    oh, I HAVE a rototiller. But not that much yard! hahaha. This isn't outa necessity yet. I only have 7 chickens and don't seem to be overwhelmed by a need to freshen up at this point, tho I do turn over the small dirt area in the run with a shovel. We just have fun doing it. Every day for a few minutes i will dig some holes. So far, BF hasn't mentioned that a certain area or two looks like its been bombed. I have to be careful because they are literally on top of the shovel at times, sliding into the hole etc, its hilarious
     
  5. yellowchickensmomma

    yellowchickensmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never thought to dig up the yard. I bet my girls will have a blast scracthing through it. Thanks for the idea. I'm going to try it this evening.[​IMG]
     
  6. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    hahahah...look out. its hard to stop. think i will have to "feed" and grow some more yummies in the areas i have already dug up. My girlfriend said the other day, "and you had such nice grass there" Guess thats where i will have to build my pond. hahahaha. for ducks. hahah. not that I want any. ha. quack quack
     

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