Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chickens

Chickens are coming back. I'm seeing more and more
articles about raising chickens - in your back yard, in your house!  I know if I raised
chickens they would all be pets, all have names and nobody would be eaten. 
So what would be the use of having them? 
Grasshoppers!  That's why.  I was talking to a lady the other day at
the eye doctors and she said she keeps chickens and never
has a grasshopper problem.  She said it's the funniest thing to watch them
chasing a grasshopper down.  We've had some years where we've had
a nasty grasshopper problem, they eat everything - even the paint on
your porch.  I guess, though, I'll settle for the wild turkeys
that roam our neighborhood.  Maybe they catch grasshoppers, too!

4 comments:

Laurie said...

I'm with you Diane, my chickens will all have names, and never be on the dinner table. We start their coop if the weather ever breaks! I can't wait til they come home! Hope the turkeys help you out, grasshoppers can be a pain!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hmmmm----I had no idea that chickens ate grasshoppers.. BUT---that wouldn't be a good reason to have them I guess.... Like you said, let the wild turkeys eat the grasshoppers... ha ha

We don't have too many grasshoppers here ---nor chickens for that matter. ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I like chickens,but on my plate,right beside the mashed potatoes.We had hundreds of chickens when I was growing up,so I've had my fill of the live ones.The babies are very cute.

Heidi said...

I just want a chicken coop without the chickens....they are cute on farms though but up here they attract the bears!