I looked out the back sliding door window yesterday afternoon and my two Buff Orphingtons, I call them my Golden Girls ... "Goldie & Lucy " were there, like they belonged there...Only an hour earlier I had just gone down to their "studio" (pictured behind them) and gathered their 2 beautiful eggs. Tossed into the chookie yard, some fresh lettuce for all 4 of the girls and returned to my warm house.
Aparently these lovelies saw that I had returned to the house and followed me in hopes of a few more treats. They often see me coming to the door and they come a bustling as fast as their little legs will carry them, to be first to gobble up the treats *which I carry in my apron pocket whenever I go out the back door. ( yes, they are spoiled, aren't they) and It is not the first time they have come up the 6 steps to the patio deck to greet me. One day they were there pecking at the door...wanting me to come out loaded with the treats, or maybe they were looking for Buster...Crazy chickens!
They are really such sweet gentle girls. They have been laying each an egg a day even throughout the coldest days of our winter. "Dottie" (the barred Rock) lays an egg every couple days for us and the RhodeIsland Red "Rosie" has not produced her share yet....
Of course I have to shoo them off the deck because as you can see on my rug a couple fresh droppings, Great for the yard & garden, but have no fear "Buster " will find it and roll in it before I get it swept off the step, so I better go do just that.
He is such an "nasty animal at times.." a real farm dog... who is now definately in need of a bath!
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