My chickens are getting bigger every day. I have two, two week old chicks inside and three, seven week old chicks outside. There chicken coop is just about done! My hubby has done an amazing job building these birdies a beautiful palace. I can’t wait to paint it! While they’re waiting for there permanent home, my older chicks are still living in the dog kennel, mostly outside. I let them roam the yard every morning for fresh bugs, weeds and worms and then put them in their kennel without a flooring so they can still chomp away at the grass, dirt and bugs. The pictures below are from last week. I finally had the guts to let them “play” with my 2 German Shepherd dogs. They were already used to the chickens being outside in a kennel, but I wanted to see what they would do once they weren’t confined. I was astounded!! They hardly took notice of the birds. Boaz, my five year old male, seemed more interested as he snouted at them a bit and followed them around. He is my guardian and I noticed that he actually started watching over the chickens. I never thought much about it, but he likes to sit right next to their kennel while they are in there and sort of guard it. Hmm.. I’m still too nervous to let the chickens out with dogs without my supervision but I was thrilled that my dogs don’t mind sharing their yard. I love German Shepherd Dogs! They are beautiful, obedient, great with kids and have the best temperament. However, they will guard my family with their lives! If they feel threatened by a stranger, WATCH OUT!!! Below are some pictures of my kids, dogs and chickens.
As a first generation American, Diana shares her family’s traditional Spanish and Mexican recipes. As a mami and urban homesteader she also writes about her faith, family, organic gardening, raising backyard chickens and preserving the harvest.
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