Chickens in the yard. Doesn't it just make you feel happy to see those girls doing their chicken thing! Love the beds, love the grass, love that the chickens are allowed in the garden. For you jen
Free range chickens and what a beautiful range! Imagine all chickens were properly free range.
Backyard chickens:) We call this free range chickens. They'll eat all the bugs and ticks, too. (I am lusting after this backyard.
If I had a bigger yard I'd have backyard chickens.with a good hen house and their own fenced area, safe from dogs (including ours) and coyotes. I'd love to have fresh eggs, and know that the hens providing them were well-treated.
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Back yard Chickens I see one thing missing from this scene. It's the hens scratching favorite plants out of the ground as they dig a pit in the dirt to dust themselves. The downside of having free range hens!
Larval forms of orchard pests such as fruit fly flourish and multiply in fallen fruit, so seasonally introducing a forager such as poultry aids in pest control while adding fertilizer (and tilth if left too long) to soil.