Truffle chooks and box birds

Those chickens! You give them an inch and then ….. We’ve let the chickens out into another part of the garden while we renovate the area they’ve been in over winter. It took them a few days to settle in and then they really start exploring.

Letty and Arty checking out the long grass in the polyhouse.
Letty and Arty checking out the long grass in the polyhouse.

Unfortunately for us they have found several types of mischief to get into. The first I knew was the sound of pecking – it really shouldn’t sound that loud – weren’t they just eating the remains of the warrigal greens? No. They were eating the polystyrene box that the plants were growing in.

Yum, tasty box!
Yum, tasty box!

A quick leap into the yard to remove that box and another they had also been eating. So much for organic chickens!

We had a bit of a hunt around and couldn’t see any other obvious problems. That was fine, until this morning when I went out to look for eggs only to see Dotty and Arty buried in the pot containing TB’s truffle oak! Boy had they been digging. Perhaps they found a truffle, we will never know, so now it’s a Fort Knox oak tree.

Dotty returns to the scene of the crime.
Dotty returns to the scene of the crime.

Only time will tell what they will get up to next.

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