So what about the chickens? Well, they are about as happy as chickens can get. All day they poke and scratch around the woods and yard. They kept me company for 7 days straight as I hand-weeded the raspberry patch. Everytime I pulled up the weeds, they were right in there looking for whatever insects got stirred up in the process. Sunshine was the most avid of the group, happily chirruping as he helped me weed.
When there not in the berry patch, they're digging holes into the wood chips and taking dust baths. At first, you might not notice there are chickens about, but as you stroll by the bushes, they come running - all 24 of them - with their wings flapping, hoping for a handout. They crowd around so quickly that you have to shuffle your feet to keep from stepping on one of them. One of their favorite treats is watermelon!