Thursday, May 17, 2012

A boy and his Chicken

Jack & Mojito
Jack loves holding the chickens, I guess that's his reward for catching one of them.  They really are not that hard to catch.  I have started letting them roam around the yard when I'm out with them.  They really enjoy scratching around in the flower/weed beds.  They all stay pretty close together, I think they are afraid one of them will find a big juicy bug so they have to be right there to try and steel it.  The dog is not a problem, the poor thing is afraid of the chickens.  He will turn and go the other way when he sees them.  I only put them in their play-pen when I am cleaning the coop since I can't keep an eye on them. 
I have planted to vegetables in containers this year (for us, not the chickens) Tomato, Green Pepper, Buttercrunch Lettuce, Chives, Cucumber, Jalapeno & Cilantro, now I just need some onion and I'll be set.  The chickens do think it is for them so I have to shoo them away from the containers.  But they will have a nice surprise in a few weeks.  I planted "Chicken Salad" from  It is a seed mix of some different kinds of greens that chickens like.

The Stand Off of Stella & Cookie

We also started working on a pond for the back yard. It's a small one, about 55 gallons, with a little water fall, fountain and squirting turtle. I love to listen to it, I can hear it at night through my bedroom window.

1 comment:

  1. Wow - you guys are doing so much over there and as usual I'm totally jealous. How much longer before you start reaping the egg rewards? Jack is adorable with that chicken!