The Chicken Chronicles: Chickens In The Wild

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the world on my chickens. I’m happy to report that all nine are doing well and growing up fast! I’m also happy to report that to date, I think they’re all still girls. There was one that I was a little bit worried about (Legs), but it turns out that she’s just an early bloomer.

Since I last posted, I made a critical decision… my chickens are going to free range during the day. So, when I open the door in the morning, they’re allowed out of the coop, out of the run, and into the larger orchard. I suppose it’s not complete free ranging since they still have a fence, but there’s probably half an acre for them to run around on. Sometimes they decide to hang out under the coop in the shade, sometimes they go back in. Other times they take dust baths under my rose bushes. I love seeing them run around all day and now they’ve even started approaching me when I take them treats!

I took my camera out to get some “chickens in the wild” pictures the other day… here are the ladies now!

Legs
Legs
Domino
Domino
Stretch
Stretch
Chip
Chip
Cleo
Cleo

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