...sometimes even a single feather is enough to fly. (Robert Maclean)


summer chicken treats


The girls come running over whenever they see us,
but if they see us carrying food, then they really come flapping like crazy chickens!

One thing they realllllllllllly go gaga over is corn.
Sure, it's in the dry food that we give them... but they agree with me,
there's just nothing like fresh corn on the cob!

When we have some to spare - we'll give them whole ears of sweet corn.
And when we've eaten off ears of sweet corn ourselves,
we'll give them the scrap cobs.
They're able to get in all the little nooks and crannies with their beaks.
 they attack it! 

I try to scatter them around so each hen has some space to eat...
Sometimes the girls go from one to the other, sort of like circuit training. 
The bosses are in charge. 
Once one of the big hens wants to rotate, the others adjust and figure out a new spot to go.
I guess it's more like musical chairs.  Er... corn cobs!
Inevitably they end up with corn pieces on their beaks
and it's just so darn cute...

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