Red Wicket Market Farm is a small farm 25 minutes from downtown Columbus, Ohio, near Slate Run Metropark. Breeding Black Ameraucanas and Black Copper Marans to the Standard of Perfection, as well as some Olive Eggers just for fun.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Pumpkins!

Who knew that pumpkins could be so much fun? We've been giving the hens a whole pumpkin every week or so. They absolutely love them! We don't need to cut them or crack them--the girls just dig right in. They eat everything except for the very thin orange rind and the stem. Pumpkins seem to be as big a hit as watermelons were this summer. The hens are going to be mighty disappointed soon--we only have a couple more tiny pumpkins left from Halloween.

We've had quite a few cold days and even some snow here in central Ohio. That's fairly unusual. The hens don't seem to mind the cold. What they don't like is rain and wind--I can tell how windy it is outside by looking out the window to see how many hens are running around the yard.

I need to think of a good winter treat now that the snow's starting to fly. Do you think that maybe they'll enjoy heads of cabbage? (Probably not. The girls seem to have as big a sweet tooth as my son.)