Dirt bath April 14, 2011 Ok, girls, the chicken scratching has gone too far! Don't you know I plant flowers in there? Where's the mum that was living in that pail? You ate it didn't you? Free ranging felons will be confined to the coop! Share Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Email Labels chickens Labels: chickens Share Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Email Comments PatriceApril 14, 2011 at 3:17 PMMy daughter worked very hard to put in two rows of strawberries. Our free range pet chickens totally destroyed them. I can't believe how destructive they can be.ReplyDeletetexwisgirlApril 14, 2011 at 3:42 PMSO cute!ReplyDeletefarmerApril 14, 2011 at 3:43 PMI'm just redoing a large garden that the chickens took over last year,they keep watching me thinking the fresh topsoil would make a nice dust bath..ReplyDeleteJulie HarwardApril 14, 2011 at 4:10 PMLOL Chickens are funny like that for sure! ;DReplyDeleteHomeschool on the CroftApril 14, 2011 at 4:21 PMHaha - no parole either, I think!ReplyDeleteMaura @ Lilac Lane CottageApril 14, 2011 at 4:46 PMYep...been there done that! Who'd have thought such cute feathery critters could be so destructive. It doesn't take them long to destroy a flower bed or a vegetable garden. We used to free range when we first moved to the country but now they're in the old barnyard where there is nothing to destroy. They're still free range...they just don't have as much 'range' to hunt and peck around in. I hope you're not getting the wind we're getting up here in our part of Kansas...and tomorrow is to be even worse. Enjoy the last of your week and your weekend!Maura :)ReplyDeleteJanet PhillipsApril 14, 2011 at 4:54 PMhaha...I don't have chickens, but my crazy dogs like to steal things out of my flower pots all the time and oh it drives me nuts!!ReplyDeleteCindyApril 14, 2011 at 5:31 PMOuch...throw some dirt in their home area.They are Queens of destruction when it comes to gardens.Good Luck.Wendy just posted on facebook they had quarter size hail this afternoon in Meeker.Did you have any bad weather?Cindy from Rick-Rack and GinghamReplyDeleteMichaeleApril 14, 2011 at 6:10 PMWell, it was fun while it lasted.ReplyDeleteNaturally CarolApril 15, 2011 at 1:18 AMHa ha!! That shot just cracks me up..they are having so much fun, so totally unaware of how you are feeling about your poor flowers!ReplyDeleteLisa @ Two Bears FarmApril 15, 2011 at 6:50 AMOurs love to dust in our flower pots too :-)ReplyDeleteKeri OnApril 15, 2011 at 10:51 AMThat is a great picture! I just found your blog and am enjoying looking through your posts! Your home is beautiful!ReplyDeleteFlat Creek FarmApril 15, 2011 at 12:28 PMSo cute! My chickens have had bad behavior toward each other in the coop/pen lately.. I think they're bored. However, I'm not sure that I want to deal with the uprooted plants and hawk scares of free-ranging. It's such a tricky balance! Who knew chickens could be so complicated? ;) -TammyReplyDeleteNieceApril 15, 2011 at 8:55 PMYep....my free range girls totally tore up my flowerbeds the first year I had them.....so they now free range in their fenced in area!Love your blog and now following!ReplyDeleteAliceApril 16, 2011 at 7:30 AMI think gardening with "free ranging felons" would have to be even more of a challenge than gardening in Oklahoma already is. I love that shot.ReplyDeleteA Joyful ChaosApril 16, 2011 at 2:44 PMAh, but nothing beats a good dust bath.... that is, if you're a chicken.ReplyDeleteAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment So what do you think of that?