…for our mail carrier to arrive; he delivers the mail and a pat on the head.
I love to get mail.
Here’s one of the letters I received recently:
It was fun to see you move the chickens. Will you be moving them again or is this new location permanent?
Dear Inquisitive Chick,
Thanks for your great question. Yes, we’ll be moving them again. The chicks in the little chick-mobile are being raised as free range chickens. This means that, rather than being confined to a very small space with only artificial light, these gals get to roam around on the grass, pecking for bugs, worms, and insects and enjoy the great outdoors. The eggs they lay will have a much darker, yolk, will have better nutritional value and taste better!
The chicks also get chicken feed as well as vegetable scraps and bread from the kitchen. Sometimes, if I position my snout just exactly right, I can get through the holes in the orange netting and sample some of these scraps. This has been frowned upon, however, so I don’t recommend it as a frequent practice.
We will be relocating the chicks again soon as they have just about picked clean the grassy area where we moved them. See what I mean:
Yesterday, Lucy Ricardo instigated an escape from the hen house, enlisting Bubbette, Josie and Buttercup in her shenanigans. Henrietta, aka, The Boss, felt it was her duty to corral the troops, so there were five chicks on the loose. Murphy, showing remarkable poise, was watching the whole thing unfold from the safety of the hen house. Fortunately, I happened upon this situation as I came up the drive and enlisted support immediately. We got them all back safe and sound in no time. Phew! Tending chicks is tough work!