Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Chicken Mural Finished Today

What an on again/ off again project this as been, with SO much rain the last month.
Here are Buffy and Serena checking out their finished portraits.

The girls are having the run of the front lawn lately and they stay within about 100 feet of the henhouse, enjoying themselves with their scratching and pecking and bug hunting chicken pursuits. They seem to get a lot of pleasure from digging bowl shaped depressions in the lawn to take their siestas in.

Here is Serena, looking like some unfortunate road kill, but in reality is in the throes of dirt flinging, feather dirtying , chicken ecstasy.













...which culminates in a quiet nap, if one could just be left alone.

Clover heads, purple or white are popular on the lawn buffet, must be some sweetness in the nectar they are after.
All this entertainment, and 3 or 4 eggs a day now!

2 comments:

flydragon said...

Wow, that picture and your talent amazes me!!!
And even though we had chickens when I was a kid (a very looooong time ago) I don't recall them ever taking a dirt bath. What a sight:))

kathi dunphy said...

Thank you Fly,they are very amusing birds. today they discovered the compost bin and are ambitiously scratching in it, which is a good thing for aereation, but not so good for the worm population.