Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Free-range hens..


...are happy hens! All of our chickens are free-range, which means that they can roam the farm all day long. At night they go into the coop, where they are safe from predators. Occasionally we have a visit from a day-time predator, like a fox, but having 2 dogs running around loose all the time discourages them. We prefer our eggs to come from happy hens that get to eat grasses, bugs or whatever catches their fancy. The only thing is, you have to watch where you step!

10 comments:

Webradio said...

Nice post Crittoria... The hunt is beatiful...

Jim said...

How many do y'all have?

alice said...

But you have not answered to my question? ;-)

Tanya said...

A happy hen is a good hen! I love all the images from your farm :)

Halcyon said...

I love all the pictures of the hens. They are lovely and look happy. :)

I have been so busy catching up on work I missed from jury duty last week that I haven't had time to post or comment much. But don't give up on Jackson!

crittoria said...

Sorry, Alice. I've been having problems with leaving comments the last few days. Anyway, I went back to yesterday and answered you.

Jim, we have 16 chickens right now. We used to have lots more, but when I started free-ranging them, and there were that many more little 'landmines' to avoid, my family started complaining and I had to cut back. ;-)

Marcel said...

My wife only buys free-range eggs. I think they taste better too.

Hope said...

I bet their eggs are delicious! I buy free-range eggs at the grocery, and they are good....but I bet these eggs are so much better! Great photos you've been posting!

Hope said...

Crittoria,

I have given your blog an award for wonderful fall/autumn photos. Stop by my blog on today's post to pick up your award and then pass on to others.

~ Hope from Knoxville Daily Photo

Louis la Vache said...

uh huh! We won't tell Col. Sanders you've got these birds!