I have been wanting to let my chickens out of the pen and then just pen them back up at night, but I was afraid they would not go back in the pen. Then, we have lots of chicken hawks. Betty said the hawks would sit and watch and pick them off one by one. Patsy said they needed dirt to scratch in. I decided, whatever, and gave it a try. The two big fat red hens were the first ones out.
They all came out except this black banty. She is the one that they all tired to pick her eyes out and I had to pen her up by herself for a month.
They really enjoyed the dirt.
And they all went back in about 5:30 all on their own. I think I will let them out again tomorrow afternoon, unless it is raining.
It was 70 degrees here today. A beautiful day off, all in all.