Until then, the dominant chicken of the literal “pecking order” will try to take on the role of rooster, in this case even attempting to crow as well as chasing the younger ones away from the other chickens and from the feed.
Diane commiserates regarding a non-existent Spring this year and the fact that one of her chickens dies.
Diane puts the new chicks into an enclosure early in April but had to tend to one who was not happy in the April cold weather.
By Diane Lockspeiser One of my chickens has the annoying habit of sitting on top of the feed can and, of course, then pooping on the lid. As I was grumbling one day about having to clean off the lid yet again, and that I’ve never had chickens do that before, I suddenly realized that
The chickens today are wandering in the yard, searching for treats that, this time of year, are few and far between. They probably don’t realize that tonight their freedom will end for quite some time, some of them for the rest of their very short lives.