Watching Chicken TV in Winter

LIttle Sister, Baracka, Blanca, Calamity Jane, and Red perched on the chicken food fence

LIttle Sister, Baracka, Blanca, Calamity Jane, and Red perched on the chicken food fence

We don’t see the chickens as much in winter. It’s just too cold and rainy (duh – Seattle!) to spend much time outside with them. But since I built the chicken food fence, there is the added benefit of watching them perch from the living room window. I curl up on the couch (under the heat pump) and watch. They preen, they nap, they squabble, they watch me as I watch them. I can track their molting, catch subtle shifts in their social hierarchy, and marvel at their amusing interactions with their world. If you have a small flock of chickens, I highly recommend a spot in your house from which you can comtemplate them.

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