I love watching my chickens enjoy their new coop and scratch yard. We have three hens and one rooster left over from our flock from two years ago; and 22 pullets and two roosters (oops, hatchery mistake!) from our December day-old-chicks order.
Total: 25 hens, 3 roosters
The shade tree has been great for them and they can also go underneath the coop. here’s a picture of a moment in the life a chicken flock:
As I was snapping pictures of my flock, a hawk flew low overhead. In one instant the scene before me changed to this:
Isn’t it amazing how they just know? How they sensed danger and reacted in the blink of an eye?
And later, when crows were flying around, they didn’t mind a bit.
Any adventures in chicken raising from your backyard? Please share!