Almost Wordless Wednesday

I like  my chickens because of the beautiful farm fresh eggs they provide me.  This is the second reason I like to keep a few hens in the yard:

This is my chicken bucket. All food scraps go here.


Hey, Molly, where did you come from?


No need for a garbage disposal.


This is all that remains from the first picture.


Tomorrow we shall find out if the hens will eat rhubarb.  I know they are not interested in lemons.

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8 Responses to Almost Wordless Wednesday

  1. Kari Sanders says:

    Someone told me that I shouldn’t feed the leaves to them. They are poisonous. Have you heard this?

    • Robyn says:


      I have heard that rhubarb leaves are poisonous. I did a little looking for you and the general thought on this matter that chickens know what is and isn’t good for them. I would not worry if the hens found the leaves while out foraging. I am sure my hens have eaten a fair share of leaves as we toss them over the fence and they disappear.

      I googled “is rhubarb poisonous to chickens” and mostly got forum type stuff v. scientific results. This site had some interesting information


  2. Thanks for linking up to Wordless Wednesday and love the pics of your hens.

  3. Amy Kirk says:

    OMG! My “chicken bucket” looks identical to yours! Same brand of ice cream too! It’s always amazed me how much our chickens love watermelon and pick it down to the rind. I’ve wondered about rhubarb too–I just picked ours a couple of days ago too. I plan to make strawberry-rhubarb jam and a rhubarb cake recipe from Kraft Food & Family magazine.

  4. Patti Wilson says:

    I love your hens.

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