I love my chickens. I suppose when I get moved to the acreage that I will have a nice, practical hen house built that will keep them safe in the environment out there while making an ease of access for me to go in and out of the hen house without any problem.
To keep yucky critters away, I hand-feed my chickens every day. First feeding is early in the morning, then another feeding is in the afternoon --- that feeding is usually some kind of kitchen leftover scraps.
I am partial toward my birds. I think they are beautiful. If something happens to one of our hens, I can't see letting all those feathers go to waste. Surely they could be used for something resourceful!
Every morning, this is the sight I get to see. My birds have the habit down, they hear me coming out the back door and they come running. Like a bad stepchild, Beaker is at my feet and as soon as I open the feed bucket to scoop some out, she has flapped her way up to sit inside the feed bucket. I have to pick her up and quickly get the lid closed. Even so, she's all over my feet. Silly chicken.
Big Mama is always watching over her flock and she does a beautiful job of keeping the pecking order, in order. She's a good hen. Soft, Fluffy and always watching.
No matter what is going on, I have my chickens to visit with
Hope your day is going to start as great as mine surely will!