Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cleanup crew

After work I moved the chick tractor, and sent the main flock out to cleanup the leftovers from where the tractor had been parked. Chicks are very messy eaters! It's good to see the flock doing work around here for a change!

Mama hen stopped to check out her chickies. Chickens aren't very sentimental, so I don't know if she recognized those were her chicks, or just remembered there was good food inside the tractor, and wondered how she could get to it.

1 comment:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Great idea! I wish we could use a chicken tractor here, but our grass is so fragile that once it's pecked for a day or two it's dead and it won't grow back.

I think hens are actually smarter than us humans. They raise their babies and then when the babies are old enough to fend for themselves, they literally disown them and take no more responsibility for anything the grown up chicks need or do.