These hens have been free ranging all winter. As in they are loose in the barn so can come and go as they choose. On Tuesday morning they collectively left the barn. Done. I don’t know how they decide this, but suddenly they are all done with staying in the barn. Some went down to the field to visit the cows. Some wandered up to the house to visit me. They stay on my paths which are nicely dusted with hay. We don’t plow the lawn so have to carry all the hay down to the barn, which clearly Hades and his ladies appreciate.
I checked on Hera Sunday night and found this little package! Hera hatched a chick in February, too. Busy lady!
These chickens are eating my new project, fodder. Sprouting wheat and barley seeds to create greens and nice moist kernels for the critters to munch on. Bonniebelle loves fodder and would disagree, if she could, with me letting the chickens in on her treat!