Christmas Day in the chicken run

I planned to give the girls yogurt as their Christmas treat but they got a bit of an early treat this morning. I was giving them their morning sunflower hearts when I knocked the plastic carton that I decant the corn into. The lid flew off and corn tipped into the bottom of the store cabinet and also onto the chickens’ patio.

I decided to leave the store cabinet doors open and let the girls clear up for me. So they started their day off with extra corn. I then gave them some allotment chard for their daily greens. We are still digging up clumps of chard each week for the chooks.

Mid morning I took in their Christmas yogurt treat in four little dishes. The main flock are used to little white dishes meaning a treat coming in but the chicks were too busy with the chard to notice even though there was very little left on the chard. Notice the chicks in the background of the first photos with the yogurt.

Allotment chard for the girls
Yogurt treat for the girls
The chicks now have the remains of the chard to themselves
Yogurt beaks
The chicks finally come to have a look at the yogurt

The chicks are always last to the treats but once the rest of the girls have moved away the chicks always get their turn. I think we have very happy chooks.

I would like to wish all my readers a very Happy Christmas under these current difficult circumstances and hope for a better New Year for everyone.

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8 Responses to Christmas Day in the chicken run

  1. sophie says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours Carol and let’s hope 2021 will be a better one! xx

  2. david says:

    Happy Christmas – and may we look forward to a normal festive period at the end of 2021.

  3. Jenny says:

    Iā€™m late to this post but Happy Christmas to you and yours xx I was so lucky – Polly my araucana bantam who I hatched this year laid a Christmas Day egg šŸ˜„

  4. marion says:

    Lovely to see, your girls having their christmas treats.

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