5 Things I Learned About Chickens
I didn’t like chickens growing up – they were smelly, dirty animals that were my chore.
But now that I have bought and kept my own, I have learned a few new things.
1) Don’t name your chickens based on their colors when they are a chick. We have a rooster named Penguin. When he was a chick he had a white front and a black back. Today he looks nothing like a penguin!
2) My chickens love my tractor almost as much as I do. I can’t leave my tractor parked outside unattended. If I do, the chickens flock to it. They love to lay under it, on it and around it. Luckily I haven’t found any poop on it yet!
3) They are fun to watch. Free range chickens are fun to watch. They are almost as amusing as goats.
4) Chickens eat hosta plants. We have a new kind of hosta at our house that we have named Chicken Hosta. It is a fancy-leaved hosta with intricate cut-out designs.
5) Chickens are landscapers. The chickens have taken over the side of our yard that is covered in brush. They have dug, tunneled, and trimmed their way through and made an intricate system of tunnels. We have dubbed the area “Chicken Hollow.”
I can’t wait to see what else I am going to learn!