Saturday, May 21, 2011

Chicken Liberation Day!

To tumultuous cheers and a hail of confetti (which was actually just a bunch of wood shavings that I'm still trying to vacuum up), the meat birds moved outside today.
Madman had prepared their new home, complete with copious amounts of food and water

and a luxurious canopy that can be folded down at night for privacy and warmth.

In the picture above, you can see both chicken yards - the laying flock's yard is behind the meatbird domain.
And as if all that luxury wasn't enough, we found a surprise perk growing in the chicken yard.
Volunteer lettuce:

Cuz what's a really great chicken resort without a salad bar?


Angie said...

Oh, to be a chicken in your yard! :D Yay for graduation to the big yard. And hurray for eggs, whenever they get here, if they aren't here now. I'm having a nice green-colored egg this morning from one of my neighbors. Yum.

OfTroy said...

looks like you'll have chicken dinner for a few month's of sunday's--come the summer--
commercial chickens are rushed to market in 6 weeks (as small fryers) how long in reality (as in home grown, real free range) does it take to have enough chicken for a chicken dinner?

Joansie said...

Fantastic! It's wonderful know what your "meat" was fed, etc.

Bullwinkle said...

I don't know - those chickens might have to fight me for the lettuce ;) They have me in numbers but I am much bigger.

Lanea said...

Lucky chooks! I wish I had volunteer lettuce.

Cookie said...

Woo Hoo!

My favorite day of the year... the day the chicks move out of the house!