Sunday, October 01, 2006
Putting the chickens to work.
Inspired by the notion of pigs rooting out perennial weeds, we decided to try a similar ruse with the chickens - making a temporary run out of shade netting and canes around a bed that I cleared yesterday.
We put it up yesterday evening and then transferred 3 of our flock to it first thing this morning. Well I must say, they did not turn out to be willing workers. Where I had thought that they would spend a happy morning scratching up seeds and bugs, in reality they looked dolefully through the netting - one escaped after about ten minutes and headed back to the run - and the others clucked until they attracted the attention of Jasmine. She barked and lunged at the netting and the whole experiment was abandoned.
I have ordered a book on pigs.