Our chicks are getting bigger, this morning we heard the first crowing from the rooster. I’m sad it wasn’t the first squawks but I still thought the manly crow from this guy was entertaining.
The boy and I were out having an adventure when we ran across a nest of red ants and decided to open it up to see if there were any eggs to look at. There were a lot. This got me wondering if chickens would eat them, so we got a shovel and bucket and carried about 3 gallons of ant nest to the hens. They were hesitant at first but I enticed them in with a bit of scratch and as soon as they realized the eggs were tasty they became veritable ant egg snipers. Now I just need to train them to scratch up ant hills and I’ll be in the pest control business.