Garden Dried Up, Weeds Took Over, Chickens' Delight! (Pics)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by speckledhen, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Couldn't run enough water to keep the garden alive so we let it go. No rain till last night so we had a plot full of grass, clover, weeds and dead stuff. Hens in the main laying flock were let in to run wild with Isaac supervising the clean up and they were thrilled, of course. Here are some pics from today's chicken feast. Also, my 20 week old Silver Phoenix, Molly, laid her first egg today, pic also included!

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    Yea, Molly!

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  2. ouracrybaby

    ouracrybaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry about your garden, but I bet your chickens are not lol. congrats on the egg too!
     
  3. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    turning a bad thing into a good, bad for you but good for the chickens....... I have thrown my hands up at my garden as well, no stickin' rain!!!! and the deer ate all my corn... and the squash bugs got all the squash...... hey, there's always next year right!!!
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    They are having a blast! Good looking flock!
     
  5. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is one happy group! [​IMG]
    Nice flock. [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They were having a great time, for sure! Guess the older hens in the other coop can investigate in there tomorrow.


    Oh, btw, if anyone needs a really sweet, smart young rooster for their flock, check out this guy I have to rehome: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=546424

    He is Isaac's son with my EE, June (she's in the 5th pic down, head to head with Ike) and is really a great youngster. I just need him out of my breeding BR flock soon before he's fertile. He's already mating the girls at 11 weeks old!
     
  7. Rockin' Reds

    Rockin' Reds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww....great pictures! Sorry you lost your garden, that sucks. However, it appears that the chickens do not even seem slightly sorry about it. [​IMG]
     
  8. PAH111

    PAH111 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a really nice first egg! My friends first had no shell on it...
     
  9. 1AcreRooster

    1AcreRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful flock you got there [​IMG] congrats on the egg
     
  10. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Lovely flock that are helping keep the weeds in line.
    Grats on Molly's egg. [​IMG]
     

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