Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tilling with Chickens

My son looks after rototilling the garden. 

He tills the chickens' garden whenever we have excessive chipped food.  The fruit and vegetables that the chickens don't finish get worked into the ground to improve the soil.

As much as the chickens like the chipped food, they like when the garden is tilled even more.

They all come running to look for bugs and worms and other tasty treats.

It is quite a sight to see the chickens following my son, all in a row with their heads down and their fluffy butts in the air.

I love my girls - they make me laugh!


  1. That's so cute! And something to keep in mind, thanks for the tip!


  2. Chickens are soooooo funny to watch!

  3. Oh my gosh Joan, that's the funniest thing I've ever seen! Don't you just love buff orpingtons? The lay the nicest eggs don't they? Except when they're broody, and I have one that's always broody, good thing for her she's my favorite.
    see ya,
    the wanna be country girl - Caroline

  4. I laugh every time he tills! Caroline - my chickens are Brown Bovans (also known as Gold Sex-links) - I don't know what cross they are though.

  5. i get such a charge out of these photos!

  6. That is so cute, I do all square foot garden beds here so no tilling for my chickens.

  7. that is so cute my girls are afraid of the noise but will come in after it is done or when I hand dig they will be underfoot seeing what I might dig up