Funny how I think about food scraps differently now that we have chickens. Most of the fresh veggie trimmings went into the compost bin before, but nowadays I give as much as I can to the chickens. They’re so excited to get treats. Earlier this week I made a strawberry cake and all the stems were saved for the girls.
For weeks, we had a bumper crop of dandelions and they loved the flowers. Then there seemed like a never ending supply of mulberries and they loved those. Seems our honeysuckle didn’t do so well this year but they love that too. Heck, they’re a lot like us . . they like most anything.
When they see me coming with a bowl, or a bucket or a bag, they get so excited.
They run back and forth along the run, trying to figure out where I’m going to stop and give them their goodies. Then there’s almost always a hen fight over who’s going to get the last piece of whatever I have to offer. They’re very spoiled chickens but they surely do give me lots of good eggs! I’m so happy to have them and they probably don’t think about it much, but they’d better be happy to have me too!