What Hens Love to Do! What they Live for!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Brian, May 2, 2008.

  1. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my girls free ranging. They discovered the pile of oak leaves. Jackpot!
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  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    That is great!!
     
  3. Meesh

    Meesh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good grief. That's a serious leaf pile! [​IMG]
     
  4. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's precious, love it! [​IMG]
    My girls favorite spot in the yard is the woods where there is oodles of leaf litter from the beeches & oaks. The other day I couldn't find them until I looked under the blackberry bramble at the edge of the woods and found them all nestled in comfortably.
     
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  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's so neat...
    I used to lose Penny in the leaf piles because she was the same colour...I'd call her and her little head would pop up like a periscope.
     
  6. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I'll bet they found lots of snacks under there, too! [​IMG]

    Portia, do you have snakes there? We have to be careful of the hens going into the blackberries here, because rattlesnakes are likely to be there.
     
  7. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I wonder if i have defective chickens they never go near leave piles. I already know i have one crazy roster i hope my hens are not the same [​IMG]
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    They sure look happy rootin around for bugs [​IMG]
     
  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Look at all of those girls!! [​IMG] Cute video!
     
  10. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tutter,
    I've not seen any snakes in the wooded, or any portion of our yard. I'm sure there may be some out in the woods, although I walk it daily & have yet to see any. In fact, I'm sure if there were any they'd be gone from disturbance b/c my dog rustles through the brambles often to bury her bone; she likes to rotate her stock on a regular basis, guess it marinates better that way [​IMG]
     

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