The layers have discovered the chicken tractors. They have learned that every time the tractors move, there is leftover food in the space it had occupied. They run out and scratch through the bedding and food that the meat birds have pushed out of the coop area, and clean it all up. They will keep revisiting the area throughout the day, looking for treats. Since we put the meat birds on a homemade diet, there is a lot for the layers to discover - oats, wheat, millet, flax, corn, sunflower seeds and roasted soy. It's like an all-day buffet, and the ultimate in reduce / reuse / recycle!
A sheep farmer meets an urban gardener. Fleece ensues.
The Reading List
*Animal, Vegetable, Miracle