Oh, so crafty! I have a video for you.
But what I want to tell you first is what the video DOESN’T show:
Australorp Daisy suddenly flying from the ramp and “landing” on my upper arm as it was extending and trying to get at the treats basket. She then beat me in the head with her wings as she tried to keep her balance.
To quote Mr. Gordon – who at that very moment was sitting in the warm house at the dining room table enjoying a nice cup of coffee – after I told him about the Daisy experience: “Oh, yeah, I heard you yelling out there.”
He went back to drinking his coffee.
What you WILL see in this video is the keen interest in the “treats” basket. This behavior started around the end of January. It was a Barred Rock (of course!) named Peaches, aka Betty the Biter.
Enjoy this little video (sans Daisy turning my arm into a roost)!
They are LOVING the Grub Terra!
With the weather warming a bit, it’s better for the girls. Now I think we might be entering: Mud Season. (sigh)
How are your chickens doing?
Let me know in a comment below! What treats are you giving your chickens these days?
March Blog Drop
This post is part of the March blog drop. Pop on by these posts, too!
- March Blog Drop
- Changes (I have wanted to write this post for a long time now.)
- Update on the No (Grocery) Spend February (How we did!)
- Nice & Easy Fettuccine Pasta + Canned Salmon Recipe
- Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring Recipe
I give them sunflower seeds, kitchen scraps, but their all-time favorite is mealworms. That’s the only thing they really go wild about.
I think I need to learn to grow my own, as they can be pricey!
Your girls are beautiful.
Hi Daisy – thank you! We think they are beautiful, too. You are right about the cost of meal worms. We are buying USA/Canada-grown black soldier fly larvae and it’s running about $35 + tax per 5-pound bag. Right now it’s in our budget and I do believe the protein has been particularly good for them this winter, but I’d love to find a substitute. The girls, like people, love carbs (which we only give in spare amounts once in awhile). They go CRAZY for cooked spaghetti and pieces of bread. You’ll never see a chicken run so fast… 😉
Thanks for coming by my blog post! XO!
Steph - Elder Oaks Farm
Reading about your Daisy experience made me laugh because I too have been “chick slapped” on the rare occasion that I am trying to pick someone up that doesn’t want to be picked up 😂. It always ends with me yelling and then a little laughter. Those beating wings hurt!!!
LOL, Steph! Chick-slapped! That is so funny! But yes, that’s pretty much what it is!
It’s the noise that gets me, lol. Those flapping wings are loud! That alone makes me run for cover. 🙂 Anyhow, I survived Daisy’s wings and all chickens went on to enjoy treats. A day in the life, eh? Thanks for commenting! XO!