Backyard chickens scratching in fresh dirt — happy chooks!

Published on January 4, 2018

I’m cleaning up the grazing screens for summer, which means 48 square feet of dirt that’s been unmolested since September. The chickens are delighted to dig up and eat all the seeds, sprouts, bugs, and more that they’ve been able to see but not reach in that time. You can tell they’re happy because their butts are pointed to the sky and they’re quiet except for little chortles and chuckles.