If I ever have doubts as to the wisdom of letting our chickens and guinea hens free-range, they are erased whenever I watch them exiting their coop and run in the morning.
The short video below is a good example of the morning let out. The guinea hens are already singing their happiness because they know it’s time. The driveway was a little icy on this morning, and you will see some of the birds slipping around! You’ll also hear our rooster Charlie expressing his annoyance when one of the hens startles him by taking off.
I fully believe that “happy birds lay healthier eggs.”
Plus watching them enjoying themselves makes me happy too!
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Tails Around the Ranch says
The girls have it all over Ferrari. 😂
They’d given any car a run for its money! LOL
Bell Fur Zoo says
Awe they are so excited!! Such cuties 🙂
Jenny @ Bell Fur Zoo
They really are happy birds!
You are SO good to your hens. No doubt, it makes them all the happier to lay wonderful eggs for you!
Some days I’m not sure they appreciate how spoiled they are. LOL….meaning they need to give us more eggs! 🙂
Susan Zarzycki says
I have always wanted a few chickens as pets. Alas, my lifestyle prevents that right now. Enjoyed pictures of yours, they seem to have it made! 💖
We’re happy to have you live vicariously through us, until you can get your own chickens one day! 🙂
Their ‘happy songs’ woke my doggies up, BOL!
When the guinea hens get squawking outside, their “unhappy” sounds, Luke goes running to the window to check on them!
Ellen Pilch says
They do look happy 🙂
The Island Cats says
We think we would rather have the hens running around our house than the stupid geese that are here.
Lynn LaChance says
You have chosen the right way to go for sure! What happy birds!! And how could that not lead to better eggs?!
They are kind of messy though, similar to geese. It’s been an adjustment for me!
JoAnn Stancer says
Happy happy birds!!
Brian Frum says
What fun, they were seriously so happy to get that morning out n’ about!!!
The only time they are not is if it’s snowing, or it’s very cold!
LLB in Our Backyard says
Thanks so much for the big morning smile! What a happy sight!
We are always happy to share our smiles!
I agree that happy chickens lay healthier eggs!
I don’t think I could ever go back to buying eggs from a store – I hope I never have to!
I’d like to have my own chickens, but they are forbidden in suburbia, here.
That is too bad. I’m glad you can at least enjoy our birds, even if you can’t get the eggs. 🙂
It is probably better that I just enjoy your birds. I am not sure that I would be skilled at cleaning out the hen house. I have some allergies to decaying organic material and it just makes me sneeze and my nose run. I will leave the beautiful hens, and all the work, to you. I have to know my limits….
I understand that! Truthfully, if I didn’t have my hubby to help, I’m not sure I could do it either. He does all the major cleaning of the coop!
That sounds terrific!
They sure make lots of noise. They are good at knowing when you’re going to open that door. How fun.
Have a fabulous day and weekend. Lovies to Luke. ♥
Before I starting shooting the video, they were even noisier! LOL
that is true!!! and the eggs bring happiness to all who start a day with such a happy egg
I guess every creature has trouble with icy underfoot. They sure do look happy!
For some reason, I didn’t think the birds would, so I was surprised the first time I saw them slipping and sliding! At least they have their wings to help keep them upright. 🙂
So much excitement! Now that’s what I call a Chicken Run (remember the movie? UGH! I couldn’t resist).
Ha – I hadn’t thought of that! Good one! 🙂
They sure look happy to be let out to explore and we love that they have lounge chairs in their pen☺
It gives them another place to sit and get their feet off the cold and snowy ground! 🙂