May 29th, 2012
Good Food for the Chickens
Posted by Sharkey
When I was outside the other morning, I came upon a large bag of greens just sitting on a wall. I thought that maybe Chef Pierre had forgotten about the food he picked in the vegetable garden for Martha’a dinner party when I realized that the bag contained scraps for the chickens. Francesca, G.K., and I got to go on a little adventure with Uncle Carlos.
1 How curious, there's a bag of greens that look to be picked from the garden sitting here on the wall. Why wasn't it brought to the kitchen where Chef Pierre is cooking away for Martha's dinner party tonight?
2 Oh, I see! These are just the scraps from all the herbs and vegetables for tonight's meal! Pierre kindly saved them so we can feed them to the chickens!
3 Come on, Francesca! Carlos is loading us up in the Kawasaki so we can take a ride down to the chicken coops!
4 I'll sit up front with Uncle Carlos! Onward to the chickens!
5 Francesca and Sharkey, I know I'm usually the one who's always on a leash, but I think it's better for the safety of the chickens if you two are leashed, also and only Uncle Carlos goes into the coop!
6 Oh G.K., Francesca and I love the chickens! We wouldn't do anything to hurt them...intentionally!
7 Sharkey, I think G.K. is right. While they are definitely our friends, the way we Frenchies like to rough house and assert our dominance doesn't go over well for the chickens!
8 Look at those hens move! They must be aware that a balanced diet is important for any animal's health, especially when you rely on them for food.
9 What we feed the chickens affects their eggs - their size, taste, and the shell!
10 We feed them organic chicken feed so they can get their fill of whole grains, but they also get plenty of fruits and vegetables from the garden. Foods rich in beta-carotene also affect the color of the yolks, making them deep yellow.
11 It's so gratifying to see that the chickens are so happy with this serving of greens.
12 Our feathered friends lay delicious eggs that have rich, yellow yolks and sturdy shells. It's all thanks to their organic and diverse diet!
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