We've heard stories that chickens that are bored start attacking each other. So on the days when they are, um, cooped up all day, I try to take them something interesting to eat for entertainment. Interesting is in the eye of the chicken, though-- they love any kind of bread or certain leftovers.
|It is dang difficult to get all five of them in one shot-- but see the fifth one over in the mini-door?|
|Here they are earlier this week when it was about 2 degrees above zero--the red light is their heat lamp|
We've also had visitors to the feeder that is inside the chicken yard fence, but not inside the coop. The only sign is footprints in the snow. One set we're pretty sure are pheasant. I tried to get a shot with chicken prints and pheasant prints in the same picture so you could see the size comparison, but it's been so cold this week the chickens have barely poked their heads out of the coop.
|Sadie's foot print for size comparison--these are way too small to be chicken prints, probably pheasant?|
|Anybody know what would make this kind of print?|
So, you can see why we are sincerely hoping that March has come in like a lion so it can go out like a lamb. We've had about enough. When we get back from our weekend away, I will post a picture a green-filled picture for contrast. I hope. :-)