I love chickens! Nothing like farm fresh eggs. I boarded one of my horses at a place that had chickens. She had mostly Aracanas (the ones that have the blue-green eggs). One kept getting out and was frequently in my horse's stall. Good thing my mare didn't mind
Now we have 6.7 acres, two horses, but can't have chickens. The only place is by the barn, and that's heavily wooded. We have too many fox, hawks and other predators. (Well, that, and hubby says no! :roll: )
They're great garbage disposals though. My mom and I would sometimes stop at McDonalds before we went, then throw them the left over fries. I helped the barn owner dig a butterfly garden, and they went nuts over the grass/dirt clumps. They're so fun to watch.
That is a wonderful chicken yard. My mom has chickens, I think 42, and they all have names! Pet chickens are great. Her summer pullets have started laying and she has two that lay chocolate brown eggs that are just barely two inches long. I though she had made them in a chocolate mold! It is so nice not having to buy eggs, especially organic ones.
Ok let me just tell you my thoughts on chickens and roosters. THEY SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF ME!!!
My grandma used to live next to a guy that had chickens, and the "Head Rooster" didn't like me for some reason, he used to chase me everytime I came outside! So I don't feel bad for eating them :twisted: