I love keeping chickens in our backyard. The fresh eggs they provide, eating our kitchen scraps, and giving us great material for our compost bins can’t be beat. Chickens are very funny creatures and can be quite amusing. During the summer, we like to sit in the backyard and watch our chickens. If you were to come over to our house and say, “Hey, let’s go watch the chick-channel” we’d know you wanted to pull up a chair, put your feet up, and watch our chickens scratch, dig, and bury themselves in the dirt.
I love that our backyard chickens think (I’m using that “think” term loosely here) they’re helping us garden. They do eat baby slugs so that part of the “helping” is good.
I love that our chickens let my daughter and her friend clean their “toes” on a summer day.
They’re especially loveable when they’re little baby chicks.
It’s easy to fall in love with backyard chickens.
Do you have backyard chickens? Do you love them? Are you thinking about getting chicks?
Go Gingham related links
Fresh eggs from backyard chickens
Backyard chickens: chicks gone wild
Backyard chickens: how we ended up with chickens
Our chicken even has a recipe named after her: Betsy’s best brownies
We have more baby chicks and how to hold them
How to set-up a brooder for chicks