We had our first dusting of snow overnight and when the chickens exited the coop this morning, it was along a snowy runway. I wasn’t thrilled to find snow on the ground on October 30th, but our Americaunas didn’t seem to mind.
They quickly congregated at what has become their ‘eating rock’ out in the yard, one of their many favourite spots since being granted their freedom to roam freely earlier this year. Another favoured spot is under a lone apple tree on the other side of the house.
Earlier this summer I photographed some of them foraging in the yard next to the coop and their old run. We finally dismantled the old enclosure altogether just a couple of weeks ago.
They had a ball rooting around for insects and other goodies after the fencing and posts had been torn out of the ground. PetKid helped me to plant a dogwood tree in their yard, which we hope will make the space of their former enclosure a really lovely spot over time.
If you have time, PetKid finally recovered the mini yacht that he lost in a stream on our property in the spring. It was an exciting find.