Hey y’all. I bet you’d thought I’d forgot about this blog, huh? No, I’m just easily distracted.
My mom moved in with us and has taken over caring for the chickens. We’re planning to fence part of the yard off just for them because it is too hectic trying to let them free range without letting the dogs out. Betty got ahold of Gladys and I swear, I thought she was dead (Gladys I mean). There were a bunch of feathers, but no blood, yet she was limp and unresponsive. I put her in a box with a towel and shut her in the bathroom thinking I’d come back to find she had passed. I went in to check on her a little later and she was up and clucking and has been fine ever since. Do chickens play dead? It still gave me a heart attack so we’re going to give them their own part of the yard.
The part of the yard that would be easiest to set aside for them is pretty much lacking in grass because it is in the shade. It has a weird sandy soil, so I want to find something to grow there for them. I know chickens will scratch up anything green so it might be a lost cause. My other thought was planting outside the fenced part along the fence line so they can peck at it but not scratch it.