Monday, June 1, 2009

Chicken Saga, Part the Last


The chickens went home today. After two months of moving from one box to another...
... they've gone back to the farm.
No more converted warehouse loft for them.
Now they're in a full-scale commune.
They - well, I guess "enjoyed" is the right word - a ride along some back roads...
... and settled in among their sisters who were fostered elsewhere.

There's already some jockeying for queen of the chicken yard...
... but mostly they're excited about being outside. (Grass! Bugs! What fun!)

Sometime soon they'll move to the chicken tractor, whose resemblance to a gypsy caravan is not an accident.

In this case, they'll move a few feet every day, so they can eat bugs and fertilize the fields.
And, of course, they'll start laying in October or so. No doubt we'll pick up their output at the farm stand from time to time.
Goodbye to Peck, Pack, and Stripe!

3 comments:

Doret said...

Oh my they're so big. Will you go back for eggs?

Sarah Rettger said...

Absolutely! And they'll be brown ones - one of the things I learned while we had the chicks is that you can tell what kind of eggs they'll lay from the color of a dot next to their eyes. So if you ever decide to leave bookselling for farming...

Vivian said...

Wow, Sarah! They grew so fast. How cool you were able to watch them.