Deep in the Woods


Mother hens have a field day when I clear brush along a drainage ditch to prepare for the winter rains. The brush and fallen leaves are so thick, you can’t see their little chicks digging for things to eat in the moist ditch. Chickens love spending much of their day in the woods.

The leaves are turning more each day. It is all the leaves which make the forest a paradise for chickens. The leaves blanket the forest floor when they fall, making a feast for the worms and bugs the chickens savor.

How much time do the chickens which provide the eggs you buy get to spend in the forest? Did the chicken you buy get to walk through a forest to look for tasty grubs to eat?


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