Garden Patrol

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Things have settled down with our Dominickers.  They have been safe from hawk attacks and they’re thriving in their new location.

Their run includes one large garden that is resting, and sown with a cover crop of buckwheat, and another that has sweet potatoes and our late summer veggies.  I hadn’t intended to let them into any garden that is actively producing, but our hand was somewhat forced by our available fence and so far it has turned out well.  We’ll probably have to change the set up once the tomatoes start to ripen, but for now the chickens doing a fine job foraging for bugs and they haven’t damaged the vegetable plants.

This morning when I went out to open the coop door there were 3 deer standing next to the fence, perhaps contemplating eating our beans.  If only I could train the Dominickers to attack deer.

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4 comments on “Garden Patrol

  1. Bob Braxton says:

    dear Dominickers crossing

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  2. If you figure out how to train the Dominickers, let me know – I could use some deer attacking chickens myself.

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    • Bill says:

      This morning there when I went outside there were six deer north of our house and 2 south of it. It’s getting a little out of hand. Deer-attacking chickens is a nice fantasy. That would be awesome.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I just realized something about one of my favorite pieces of art by one of my favorite Texas artists. Look at her whimsical “Chicken Pot Pie”. Recognize the breed? I need to get this out of the closet and frame it!

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