Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Little Chicken Herders

On Saturday it was such a beautiful day we took all of the grandchildren outside to play in the sun. Part of this of course is letting the chickens out to free range for a while. Two year olds and free ranging might not mix so well.

Lucy trucking over to make sure that last hen was not going to go back inside.

Byron just kept those hens on the go.  He felt they needed some exercise I guess.

Lucy watching the hens scratch around for the cracked corn she had just put in the pen.

March on old hens, march on!

Yep! The pinwheel helps him herd the chickens.

9 comments:

Jill said...

Little goofballs! They're so darn cute! And the chickens aren't bad, either.

Junebug said...

Looks like the cows in your header are discussing the human baby! Hee hee.

Shauna said...

SO CUTE!! What a perfect place you guys have to let the wild ones run!! Taylor would be in HEAVEN at your house!! I love the pictures, too precious.

Kristi said...

Do the chickens just go back in when your ready for them too? I would like to let my chickens free range, but I'm worried they wouldn't go back into the coop. Maybe I could hire some chicken herders like yours.

stephanie said...

Those are the most perfect chickens i have ever seen!

Dana said...

So stinkin' cute I can't even stand it. I want chickens . . . are they a pain in the batootee??

Egghead said...

Junebug...Yep the cows in the header do look like they are discussing the baby. That is my oldest grandson, Byron and our two cows about two years ago. I thought it was hilarious.

Kristi..yes the chickens do go back in on their own but usually it is toward evening. They are creatures of habit and want to roost inside to be safe. But if I need them in earlier I can just chase them in as well. Yours will too...just maybe start to let them out a few hours before sundown and watch what they do.

Dana...they are pretty fun and provide us with lots of eggs but they can be a pain as well. They like to come up and dig up the roots of all of my plants looking for bugs. Out of six acres they prefer to be up by the house messing with my stuff. I guess you take the good with the bad.

noble pig said...

The weather looked perfect for the event and the kids look perfect too. What fun for them.

Killlashandra said...

Kids and chickens make me grin. ;) When I was little my parents raised chickens. When they were little my brother and I used to carry them around and pretend they were our babies. I admit, I love chickens. I forever trying to convince my husband to build me a chicken coop. :)