I had let my chickens out in the yard, (the fenced in area I made), and I was in the family room. I just happened to look out of the window at the right time as a large red tailed hawk landed in the tree over looking the yard. I RAN out into the yard and collected my girls getting them into their covered area and I chased the hawk away. Well, I waved my arms around. I don't suppose he was too scared. I will have to sit out with my girls from now on since Mr Hawk knows where they are!!!
When I checked my garden today, I found this gross tomato hornworm trying to make short work of one of my green tomatoes. They are huge!! I pulled it off which was no easy task as they really attach themselves to what they are eating! I ran with it over to my chickens and threw it in before it got me!!
The girls ran up to it, pecked it a couple times but seemed a little timid! They talked about it amongst themselves for a long time! I don't know which one actually got to eat it but it was gone when I went back to look!
I also picked some herbs and rose petals from my garden and put them in the chickies nesting boxes. Gives the boxes a pleasant smell and is also good to keep down any bugs that may be around.
The girls weren't quit sure about their colorful quarters but finally accepted the new decor.