Ferndale Chickens

Goal: a Hen in Every Yard

Chicks dig dirt.

The chicks are enjoying a nice dust bath in the shade on this steamy spring day.

These girls are the fat orange cats of the chicken world, and as such are already getting a little spoiled.  They come running at the sight of me in the backyard, not out of affection, but because I usually have a delicious treat.  Lately it’s been dandelion greens, broccoli leaves, strawberries, and a tiny piece of ham.  I think they nearly lost their little chicken minds over that piece of ham.

 

Curious.

Snagging a bite.

Once Big Bossy gets a bite, everyone moves in for some, now that they know it’s safe.

The girls are getting bigger every day, and looking more and more like real chickens.  I think I may have even heard a cluck last night as I was closing them into their coop.

Looking proper.

Big Bossy eyes the camera.

Green eyed dinosaurs.

Chickens have inscrutable faces- the only way to tell if they’re angry is body language, since their faces have a permanent frown.

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3 comments on “Chicks dig dirt.

  1. roycellambert
    May 2, 2012

    That is strange most of my chickens are constantly smiling!

    • ferndalechickens
      May 3, 2012

      Love your blog! I’m jealous of your smiling chickens, mine have a permanent frown or neutral expression- maybe mine will looks “smilier” when they’re adults?

      • roycellambert
        May 3, 2012

        yeah they get really happy the more veggies and bugs they get their lips on!

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