Veteran Chickens

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Bluestem Pond

20160801_204549I can hardly believe this is my flock’s third summer, and it’s already practically over. Caring for them is now old news and I only just got around to raking out and hosing down their run this week. They were delighted to have a change of scenery. They all lined up on their little platform to survey their new world.

Now that I frequently pass through the chicken run to visit the goats, the chickens rush the door at every opportunity and spend a lot of time free-ranging. They have a couple spots where they can squeeze through the fence and wander the property. 20160718_141100Cooper,  the rooster, struggles to keep an eye on all his girls and if one is outside the fence he slips out to watch over her. For some reason, though, he can’t get back through to return to the coop. I have found him distressed, clucking all around the perimeter…

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About charleymckelvy

Charles McKelvy lives and writes in southwest Michigan with his wife and fellow writer, Natalie McKelvy. They established the Dunery Press in 1988 in order to publish their own fiction. They continue to do so to this day. Charles McKelvy is an Eagle Scout.
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2 Responses to Veteran Chickens

  1. AUNT cynie says:

    Didn’t know you had chickens. Put oregano in their water, keeps them healthy without any antibiotics. Heard that from Purdue! A.C.

    • Hi Aunt Cynie, Those chickens belong to another blogger here in Michigan. I liked their blog so much I put it on my blog. We’re sticking with just our one cat. XOXO, Charley

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