we move our girls’ chicken coop every two days. otherwise they get bored and start bossing us around or trying to escape. yesterday, one of them made a break for it, and ended up on our neighbor’s front stoop, scaring the bejeezus out of his cleaning lady. they also scrape the grass down to bare dirt, so, for the first time in years, i have had to re-seed my lawn.  the good news is that all the scratching and pooping makes for the best-prepared soil i’ve seen.  since we’ve sort of given up on an actual lawn at this point, we’re trying a forage mix with alfalfa, grasses, and clover. if the chickens don’t like it, the bees and the deer will.

seed mix of alfalfa, grasses, and clover

mills fleet farm, saint paul, minnesota

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