Monday, October 19, 2009

Pumpkin?

I went to check on the hens before I left for the dentist to see how they were adjusting to the new ground cover in the pen. Wow! No muddy feet. Pretty neat. But they were unhappy and wanted out even though it was raining off and on. I told them they were good girls and I'd let them out when I got back, but they weren't impressed. The molting Light Brahma is in the upper right corner. Poor thing. She doesn't look any better.
On the way home I took this photo of the clouds moving through the canyons.
Pumpkin? The hens are not too sure what to do with the pumpkin I got them. They would peck at it and then go away and then try again, but they finally gave up. After they left, I poked some holes in the pumpkin so they would get a clue about it being a food item.
The hens were more interested in being outside than playing around with the pumpkin. Pumpkin was left all alone. Morgan was glad to get out of the house. She doesn't like it when we leave either.

[5 eggs today]
Very glad to find eggs today.
They were clean!
I usually find muddy eggs when it rains.
Smiles
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10 comments:

WILBO43 said...

Great blog. I love chickens. I wish we could keep some here. Thanks for commenting my blog.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I'm having such a great time reading about your chickens everyday. Also, you home reno is very interesting to me as well as we are going through a slow ardious remodel. :) Tammy

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

How did you teach Morgan to herd the chickens or did it just come natural to her?

lisa said...

Callie, the canyon picture is just beautiful! I love our mountains but boy do you have some beautiful scenery! I can't wait to see the pumpkin after the chickens decide on if they like it or not! Have a good day.

diane said...

Enjoy yor clean eggs. I thought you might have cut up the pumpkin for them. You are a bit of a tease.

Becky's Barnyard said...

Wow! What a beautiful place you get to live in. I'm sure your girls will get the pumpkin idea.

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

What a wonderful story about your chickens and the picture of the clouds was amazing. I'm going to feed my leftover pumpkins to the animals this season so it was really interesting to see what your chickens thought of it.

DayPhoto said...

Pumpkin is a good wormer! My hens don't like it much, but I try to give them one once a month.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Ya the like the new bedding.. No muddy eggs is great..
Maybe they will nibble on the pumpkin later..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Callie said...

WILBO43: Thanks for commenting here. Wish you could keep some hens too.

A Stitch In Thyme: Glad you like the blog. I'm going very slow on my DIY stuff too. It gets done eventually.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch: We got Morgan when she was a puppy and she grew up knowing the chickens. She is a herding dog and naturally wants to herd.

Lisa: Hope you like the video.

Diane: Tease? Me? Na. I just wanted the hens to have something to do. If I made it too easy for them, they would get bored. Don't want bored cranky chickens.

Becky's Barnyard: Yep. The hens carved the pumpkin.

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain: Thank you for commenting. Glad you like the mountain view.

DayPhoto: Thanks for the info. I didn't know that pumpkin was a wormer for chickens.

Gus, Louie and Callie: Bedding is important. No one who want clean eggs likes to have chickens with muddy feet.