Me, bored? Never.
Even as a child I was rarely bored. That's because if I ever admitted I was bored my Mom would find something for me to do. And it was usually an extra chore or two, nothing fun!
So, needless to say, I managed to keep myself occupied!
Maybe that's why I have so many hobbies that I enjoy!
But my chickens, on the other hand, are showing signs of boredom.
Several of my girls' bottoms are bare which means other girls are pecking at the feathers out of boredom. All the rain we've had lately hasn't helped either as they tend to stay in their coop when it rains.
I read somewhere about hanging a treat for the chickens to help with the boredom.
This is what I came up with...
A basket made out of leftover chicken wire and the old rope from the chicken coop windows.
Then, I dropped a head of iceburg lettuce in it and waited.
I knew it would be a while before anyone got up enough nerve to really check it out so I went indoors to shower and cool off. (After cleaning the coop and removing all the leftover rocks that weren't used around the duck pond I was pretty ripe!).
Several hours later I went back outside and they had finally discovered it!
Ol' Roostie is keeping his eye on me while I'm photographing his girls...
Isn't he handsome? He knows it too! He's also VERY protective of his girls. Some days he just does not want me near them and he lets me know it by attacking my feet, sigh.
Here he is showing off and doing what he does best... making noise!
Here's a fun little video of how the girls are beating boredom...
I'm hoping this will help ease their boredom. I do not want the girls to have bare bottoms when Ol' Man Winter comes along.
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Till next time,