The Hens And The Dahlia Garden

The hens have not given up on the Dahlia Garden.

They spent the winter and spring pecking at the bare earth covered in donkey manure, loaded with insects.  They had more than one dust bath, a hollowed out earthen nest they wallowed in to clean their feathers.

But I took it all away when I planted my dahlia bulbs and put up the small fence around them.

The hens immediately made a new dust bath right up against the fence.  And they spend some time every day walking the stone wall and sticking their long necks through the little fence to eat the bugs in the rich soil.

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