I really enjoy caring for my two hens. They are so funny and come running whenever they are out to see if I have any treats but a typical day starts with me letting them out for some free roaming every morning. They get so excited and one of them jumps up and down. It cracks me up.
Next to the coop I keep a big can of all their supplies. With just two it doesn't take much. Food lasts a long time. I give them all the heels of the bread and old apples. They adore them.
My local produce store sells lots of bulk grains so I add some goodies to their feed. Usually flax, millet and sunflower seeds with some calcium.
But these girls all time favorite treat is raw sunflower seeds. I buy them in bulk and they get them every night when I put them in for the evening.
This gives them a nice extra boost of protein. You can see how much they love their treats. They thank me with eggs though so a nice trade off. With the shorter days I am down to an egg a day, sometimes two. I have read they will stop laying when the days really shorten. Guess they will be ladies of luxury then.
A Favorite Thing Saturday