Living right in the middle of town, we seem to have lots of people just stop by. Most of the time we’re outside and they stop to visit for a few minutes. Vince always says “Want to see the chickens?” I think he’s really wanting to show off his handiwork on the chicken coop (still not finished) and so far, everyone has been really impressed. He’s proud of it and he should be! But since he’s showing off the chickens to half of our town, I figured I’d share some current pictures of them here.
This is one of the Ameraucanas. They’re not usually real friendly but this one was pretty interested in what I was doing with my head and camera down in the coop.
Here they are outside in the run. Haven’t they grown so much? I still can’t get over how friendly the Gold Stars are.
This gray one . . still not so friendly!
They’re so nosey! Always looking around to see what’s going on. When I walk by the window, if all the chickens are in one corner looking in one direction, I know there’s a bunny or a deer or something out there that’s gotten their attention.
Last night we moved them so they’d be back on fresh grass. See the dead spot behind where they are now? It takes them about one week to destroy the grass!
Someone told Vince that if we’d put the water up on a cement block, they wouldn’t get on top of it. When they’re on top of it and they need to relieve themselves . . into the water it goes! So, we’d prefer that they not sit on top of their water.
Obviously, the cement block trick didn’t work! Oh, well . . what else would I be doing if I weren’t changing out their water 10 times a day? 🙂