Since the chickens have been eating like crazy and aren’t producing a bunch of eggs yet, we figured we’d put them to work. Luckily they really enjoy their job of roto-tilling and composting the garden. I figure they will have the entire area cleared in just a few weeks.
To get them safely into the garden without having to watch them constantly we put up a temporary fence that created a little isle for them.
They slowly made their way down the aisle. The fresh green grass was a distraction prior to their arrival into the garden.
With a little help ( Puppy) we moved them along and into their new playground. Once they got to the garden, they went crazy pecking and scratching. It was fun to watch them explore the new area and find left over veggies and bugs!
In the background you can see the little, make-shift fence we put up around our peppers. They were doing so well in the cool weather and we have hope that they will produce more soon. The chickens would have surely noticed this too so we needed a little help to keep the peppers intact.
Because this area isn’t covered like their run is, and I’m slightly over protective of the chickens, we’ve decided to only let them in the garden when we are home. The speed limit on our road is 55 mph and these chickens wouldn’t stand a chance if they wandered into the road (this only increases my desire to buy a farm, soon!!).
The rooster has definitely found his voice and feels the need to let everyone know it…every two minutes! I have to say I love the sound though. It sounds like home