Raising chickens is so fun watching them grow, hearing their little chickie tweeting sounds become clucking hens.
We live on 5 acres in the countryside. It's so beautiful here. There is much wildlife and I've seen quite a few: deer, rabbits, gophers, wild turkeys, red tail hawks, foxes, raccoons, skunks, frogs, and lizards. The black bear live in the area and have been spotted by neighbors as well as coyotes. Some of the mentioned are predators to my sweet chickens but we've taken care to house them safely.
We enclosed the outdoor run so the hens get outside safely from predators. My dogs wanted in on the photo op.
"Good Morning, Henrietta" was inspired by my chickens. Acrylic on canvas.